Human Trafficking in PNG

Forced Labor, Sexual Exploitation and Domestic Servitude

An International Organisaion for Migration(IOM) report recently released indicates that the domestic and transnational trafficking of adults and children is occurring at a high rate in Papua New Guinea.   The IOM research showed that the logging industry exposes persons to risks of trafficking as does work in and around market places, bars, restaurants and gaming clubs.  Female children were indicated as being over twice more vulnerable to becoming victims to trafficking than male children.

Research for the  Trafficking in Persons and People Smuggling Baseline Data Assessment Report was a partnership between the IOM, the Department of Justice and Attorney General and was funded by the United States government to combat human trafficking in PNG.  Download a copy of the report here.

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