Bosnia and Herzegovina is primarily a source for Bosnian women and girls who are subjected to trafficking in persons , specifically forced prostitution within the country, though it is also a destination and transit country for foreign women and girls in forced prostitution in Bosnia and Western Europe. There were four identified victims from Serbia in Most trafficked women entered the country through Serbia or Montenegro. There were reports that some girls, particularly Roma , were trafficked, using forced marriage , for the purpose of involuntary domestic servitude , and that Roma boys and girls were subjected to forced begging by organized groups. There was one case involving Bosnian males recruited for labor and subjected to coercive conditions in Azerbaijan in NGO 's report that traffickers frequently use intermediaries to bring clients to private apartments, motels, and gas stations where victims are held.
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This article will be permanently flagged as inappropriate and made unaccessible to everyone. Are you certain this article is inappropriate? Email Address:. The legality of prostitution in Europe varies by country. The degree of enforcement of the anti-prostitution laws vary by country, by region and by city. In many places there is a big discrepancy between the laws which exist on the books and what happens in practice.
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The joint study by ECPAT International and local ECPAT member IFS-EMMAUS says that destitution, discrimination against ethnic minorities and social exclusion are fueling this crime, and that while arrests represent just the tip of the iceberg, the report says that 57 human trafficking and related cases were prosecuted in the country in , of whom 39 were child victims. These factors especially make Roma children, who also suffer discrimination, vulnerable to being trafficked, exploited and abused. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, social prejudice often leads public sentiment to brand trafficking victims, including exploited children, as willing prostitutes and so they attract little empathy. Trafficking of children in Bosnia Herzegovina mostly occurs within the borders of the country.
This article will be permanently flagged as inappropriate and made unaccessible to everyone. Are you certain this article is inappropriate? Email Address:. The legality of prostitution in Europe varies by country.