Breaking the Cycle of Vulnerability: Responding to the Health Needs of Trafficked Women in East and Southern Africa

Number of Pages: 
64 pages
Year: 
2006
Electronic copy only
Description: 

This report documents three trafficking trends in the region, and looks at the health risks that trafficked women encounter in each one. In all three trends women are vulnerable to sexual, reproductive and mental health-related problems. At present, organizations that aim to counter human trafficking in East and Southern Africa tend to focus on the prevention of trafficking, legislative change, and general victim assistance and return. This report investigates these issues and why the health of trafficked women should be integrated in the trafficking discourse in order to address the vulnerability of victims of trafficking to sexual, reproductive and mental health related problems.

Table of contents: 
  • Background: Abbreviations
  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • Human Trafficking and Health
  • Overview of Human Trafficking in East and Southern Africa
  • Examples of trafficking trends in East and Southern Africa
  • Findings & Recommendations: Findings
  • Recommendations
  • Conclusion
  • Resources: Bibliography
  • Annexes