Wow, this one is interesting.  I am always thinking about the men doing the trafficking.  When I think about the event, I  get a mental image of a man tossing someone in the trunk.  This one makes me think!  According to the UNODC, women made up 30% of the convictions related to crimes of human trafficking in Europe.  Yes, I read and learn about the concept of a woman many times being the pimp.  I just never really add her to the equation properly.  Thanks to Novia Scotia Scott Blog for posting about the report (http://www.novascotiascott.com/2009/02/12/human-trafficking-ignored-and-denied-by-many-countries/)  Interesting visual aid here…

In 2009, the UNODC put together a gender study on 46 countries to determine the key perpetrators.  This study resulted in the chart below.  You can view the full 2009 UNODC Report here: http://www.unodc.org/documents/human-trafficking/Executive_summary_english.pdf

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