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Title: Trafficking in human beings for sexual exploitation in Sweden


1
Trafficking in human beings for sexual
exploitation in Sweden
  • Cecilia Englund
  • Researcher

2
Existing law and policies in Sweden
  • Ratified the Palermo protocol
  • Signed but not ratified the Council of Europe
    Convention
  • Trafficking was criminalised in 2002 and amended
    in 2004
  • Purchasing sexual services illegal since 1999

3
Who are recruited to Sweden?
  • Majority from Baltic countries, CIS countries,
    Eastern Europe, the Balkans
  • Many girls under 18 but majority between 20 and
    25
  • From poor environments
  • No reports of men

4
Who are the traffickers?
  • Background
  • Establishment
  • Levels of criminal organisations

5
Recruitment
  • A young woman was tempted with a job in a
    pizzeria in Sweden. The parents supported her
    leaving, as she needed the money for her
    daughter. In Sweden the trafficker suggested
    prostitution. It came as a real shock to her.

6
The market of sexual exploitation
  • Internet, magazines or newspapers
  • Street prostitution, apartment brothels and
    escort prostitution
  • Restaurants, hotels and massage parlours
  • Informal marketing through friends and
    acquaintances

7
Internet
  • Used in half of the cases
  • Easily accessible and managed
  • Needs planning and organisation
  • Middle to large-scaled
  • Sex buyers involved in marketing

8
Street prostitution
  • A few cases
  • Small-scaled
  • Spontaneous
  • No need for planning or organising
  • Taxi drivers

9
Methods
  • Control used in all cases but methods vary
  • In majority of cases no violence or threats
    involved
  • Control by surveying the trade or by money
  • Maintain dependency through indirect control

10
Anti-trafficking work
  • Swedish police
  • Social services
  • County Administrative Board
  • NGOs

11
Thank you!
  • How to contact me
  • Cecilia Englund
  • E-mail
  • cecilia_r_m_englund_at_hotmail.com
  • Phone
  • 46 (0)708 67 11 60
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