Human trafficking, including children, occurs in Slovakia

Slovakia is gradually turning into a destination for human traffickers.

Slovakia is being shifted from a source to a destination country when it comes to human traffickingSlovakia is being shifted from a source to a destination country when it comes to human trafficking (Source: TASR)

Up to one-third of human trafficking cases in Slovakia involve the exploitation of children.

“Children, in particular, are vulnerable since they cannot adequately protect themselves against the practices of an adult culprit in the case of violating their human rights,” said Jana Verdura, project manager at the Stop Human Trafficking organisation, as quoted by the SITA newswire.

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Moreover, children trust people and can be manipulated more easily. They are unable to realise they are being exploited. Girls aged 12 and 16 are sexually exploited the most often, being forced to marry a man, Verdura added.

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