Trafficking of Men

A Trend Less Considered - The Case of Belarus and Ukraine

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To date, trafficking in males has been underconsidered in research despite noteworthy signals that it is a violation faced by many males, adults and minors. Through the case of Belarus and Ukraine, this study, established from a survey of about 685 trafficked males and qualitative information from interviews, considers male victim’s profiles and trafficking experience from recruitment, through transportation and exploitation. On the other hand, it analyses what can be done to meet their needs, both as a means of assistance and protection.



Individual characteristics and victim profiles

This section looks at the general background and profiles of male victims of Belarusian and Ukrainian nationality trafficked both abroad and within their home country. This information has relevance not only in terms of developing and appropriately targeting prevention messages and safe migration strategies but can also be important in terms of assistance and protection efforts.


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