The number of people migrating for work is on the rise with women constituting at least half those seeking to benefit from labour opportunities abroad. Yet the very act of migration carries immense risks. Those seeking work abroad often lack the information to make informed choices and are vulnerable to exploitation. Migration under these conditions is commonly known as ‘trafficking’ and is dependent on a variety of factors, including country of origin, trafficking routes, final destination and the age and sex of the trafficked person. It is however, most often most prevalent among vulnerable populations including women, youth and children.
An in-depth study by Equity for Children about UNICEF’s efforts to reduce child poverty globally