Report on Trafficking in Women From Ukraine by Donna M. Hughes & Tatyana Denisova
you’re probably wondering why I haven’t written on my blog for almost a week. The answer is simple, namely: I was in Ukraine in Kiev where I celebrated my birthday with my family :). My vacation was very nice and I miss Ukraine already. For UkrainianDatingBlog readers, I wanted to make a photo report on my vacation in Kiev. Unfortunately, my camera was going broken and you will see Kiev through Krystyna’s eyes only in a few days. 🙁
Today I just want to introduce you an interesting report on trafficking in Ukrainian women by Donna M. Hughes and Tatyana Denisova. This research on the trafficking of Ukraine women was conducted as part of the U.S.-Ukraine Research Partnership, an agreement between the International Center of the U. S. National Institute of Justice and the Ukrainian Academy of Legal Sciences. Trafficking in women for the purpose of sexual exploitation, often referred to a modem day form of slavery, is a multi-billion dollar global criminal activity.
The moneymakers are transnational networks of traffickers and pimps that prey on the dreams of women seeking from sending and receiving countries. Countries with large sex industries create the demand and are the receiving countries, while countries where traffickers easily recruit women are the sending countries.
Currently, Ukraine is a supplier of women for prostitution. Trafficking of women and children for sexual exploitation is a serious problem in Ukraine affecting 100,000s of victims and their families.
The facts are dated but the study gives a large amount of detail about the culture, the influence of organized crime and the fact that many if not most of the pimps are Ukrainian women. While the subject is somewhat depressing, the statistics and connection with other countries is quite interesting. There is a great amount of detail in this report that deals with life in Ukraine, not only for the prostitutes.
To read the study of prostitution in Ukraine and the white slave trade click here:
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