Preventing Trafficking in Persons in Uganda

Trafficking in Persons remains a pervasive global issue with significant consequences for the physical and psychosocial wellbeing of victims/survivors. Pushed into trafficking situations by a wide range of circumstances, victims of human trafficking often end up in cycles of (forced) migration and (lethal) exploitation with far-reaching and often underestimated medical, psycho-social, economic and political consequences. Uganda, with its very youthful demographic profile,1 has seen many of its young people (including boys and girls) trafficked to the Middle East and beyond under poorly regulated Externalisation of Labour Companies schemes.

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