Men working in agriculture, hospitality and fisheries are most at risk of exploitation, according to human rights body. Labor trafficking and exploitation is on the rise in Europe, according to a new report by the Council of Europe published Tuesday. The number of identified victims of labor trafficking has increased in every European country monitored twice by the Strasbourg-based human rights body, according to the report. Female victims are most likely to work in domestic or care work and fall prey to both labor and sexual exploitation. Migrant workers are particularly at risk of exploitation, according to the report, which also points to recruitment via the internet and social media as a growing trend.
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Human trafficking in Europe is a regional phenomenon of the wider practice of trade in humans for the purposes of various forms of coercive exploitation. Human trafficking has existed for centuries all over the world, and follows from the earlier practice of slavery ,  which differed from human trafficking in that it was legally recognized and accepted. It has become an increasing concern for countries in Europe since the Revolutions of The transition to a market economy in some countries has led to both opportunity and a loss of security for citizens of these countries. Economic hardship and promises of prosperity have left many people vulnerable to trafficking within their countries and to destinations in other parts of Europe and the world. Unique to the Balkans are some of the situations that support trafficking, such as organized crime, and the recruitment strategies that perpetuate it. While some generalizations can be made, the countries within this region face different challenges and are at varying stages of compliance with the rules that govern trafficking in persons.
Human trafficking is a multi-billion dollar business and one of the fastest-growing illegal industries on the planet. The US department which investigates countries for its annual Trafficking in Person report has classified 46 countries as Tier 3 from to Tier 3 is the lowest category featuring countries that are not fully meeting the minimum standards set out in the Trafficking Victims Protection Act and are not taking any significant action to do so.
Human Trafficking in Eastern Europe was the initial topic that sparked my interest in human trafficking to begin with. What really got the wheels turning for me and wanting to do something was a documentary on YouTube called Sex Slavery in Eastern Europe. I encourage you to watch it. This documentary follows a husband who pretends to be a pimp to buy his wife back. Once she got there she was sold.