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Movements of Human Trafficking

  • The first manifested itself from 1992 and involved Asian women, especially from the Philippines and Thailand. In 1993, a second wave consisted of South American women, the majority of whom originated from the Dominican Republic and Colombia. A third wave, also commencing in 1993, came from Africa, predominantly from Ghana and Nigeria.(Impe, 2000)
  • And since 1994 the largest share of trafficked women appears to comprise Central and Eastern European nationals, such as Hungarian, Polish, Czech, Russian,Romanian, Albanian, Ukrainian and Latvian women. In recent years there has been growing concern about the increasing number of women who are trafficked for sexual exploitation to countries of the European Union. (Impe, 2000)