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14.02.2017

Russia uses human trafficking scam to force Ukrainians to fight in Donbas or Syria

While it is quite possible that some Ukrainians are engaged in crime in Russia, the 47 supposed ’Ukrainian drug traffickers’ just arrested in the Moscow region are likely to be victims of a human trafficking scam with a particularly menacing link to Russia’s undeclared war against Ukraine. | detail

Visits 2631
22.08.2012

Worrying increase in labour bondage

In the Lviv oblast a gang of modern “slave-owners” was uncovered. The police say that such crimes are rare in the region however specialists in the area say that labour bondage is becoming widespread in Ukraine. | detail

Visits 1572
19.08.2011

Victims of Labour and Sexual Bondage

In the twenty years since Independence, some110 thousand Ukrainians have become victims of human trafficking and present economic difficulties are exacerbating the situation. Ukrainian men more and more often end up in labour bondage in Russia, women – in sexual bondage in Turkey. | detail

Visits 1781
29.06.2011

Ukraine doing too little to fight human trafficking

According to the US State Department’s Trafficking in Persons Report 2011 released on Monday, the Ukrainian Government is not taking effective enough measures to fight human trafficking, sexual exploitation and forced labour | detail

Visits 2117
27.04.2011

La Strada: The Government is destroying anti-human trafficking policy

The International Women’s Human Rights Centre La Strada – Ukraine has issued a statement expressing concern and outrage over the total destruction of the system for implementing State policy on combating human trafficking | detail

Visits 2458
09.03.2011

Has Ukraine’s government forgotten to fight human trafficking?

Ukraine has no law on fighting human trafficking, and the State programme aimed at countering the crime ended last year with no new one in sight | detail

Visits 2150
18.10.2010

OSCE, IOM and La Strada call for adoption of comprehensive anti-trafficking legislation

Comprehensive legislation is needed to help prevent human trafficking, protect the rights of the victims and support prosecution of these crimes | detail

Visits 2107
24.09.2010

Human trafficking: Ukrainians more and more often exploit their fellow citizens

Human trafficking within Ukraine is gaining momentum with the number of cases rising all the time. Victims are most often people from rural areas | detail

Visits 2057
18.02.2010

Ukraine is the main supplier of “human commodities” to Israel

The number of Ukrainian women brought into Israel over the last 10 years was so large that dozens still need legal aid in Israel | detail

Visits 1941
21.10.2009

Less human trafficking abroad, but domestic slavery on the rise

According to the Head of the State Department for overseeing observance of labour legislation, “Eight percent of employees are effectively working as slaves at the present time” | detail

Visits 1822
18.09.2009

Plans for single record of human trafficking victims

If the plan is carried out, a single register will be kept by departments of the Ministry for the Family, Youth and Sport in regional (oblast) and Kyiv and Sevastopol city administrations | detail

Visits 1952
17.09.2009

Criminal investigation over suspected trafficking involving sailors

The firm offered 17 sailors work as fishermen in Europe however the men ended up in a fishing trawler near Africa where for several months they worked without pay and in inhuman conditions | detail

Visits 2158
30.06.2009

Fears of a rise in exploitation of minors

Human rights specialists believe that the problems of slave labour, as well as labour and sexual exploitation of minors will become particularly acute this summer due to the economic crisis. | detail

Visits 2168
25.05.2009

Fall in number of victims of human trafficking

According to estimates, the number of victims of labour exploitation in Ukraine has fallen in recent times. However a major obstacle to preventing the problem is insufficient international cooperation in this field | detail

Visits 2071
21.04.2009

Human trafficking victims not receiving compensation

Ukrainian women who were forced into prostitution in Israel more often than not don’t receive the compensation they’re owed in spite of court rulings | detail

Visits 2031
06.04.2009

Switzerland to help Ukrainian young people avoid modern slavery

The project which is aimed at fighting human trafficking through social work and mobilization of communities will be run in the Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk and Donetsk regions, as well as in the Crimea | detail

Visits 2056
27.02.2009

Dniprodzerzhynsk: arrest on suspicion of human trafficking involving disabled people

Taking advantage of their difficult material situation, the woman is alleged to have had them sent to Moscow and Poland where they were “sold” to be forced into begging. | detail

Visits 2021
15.01.2009

Ukrainian and Belarusian men and boys also victims of human trafficking

An IOM study focusing on Ukraine and Belarus found that a combination of abuse or threat of abuse, non-payments, debts and restricted freedom of movement kept many men in situations of exploitation. | detail

Visits 2330
04.12.2008

Alleged Crimean sex-slave traders to be tried

Charges under Article 149 § 3 of the Criminal Code (human trafficking) have been laid against two women believed to have “sold” residents of the Crimea and Sevastopol | detail

Visits 2628
09.10.2008

Kherson resident sentenced to 6 years for human trafficking

The SBU established that she had “sold” a young woman in difficult financial circumstances into sex bondage in Turkey for 2,400 US dollars | detail

Visits 2504
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