European countries must urgently take action to prevent violations of the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings
This was stated by the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Verkhovna Rada Lyudmila Denisova.
She noted that the wave of migrants from Ukraine to neighboring countries increases the risk of them falling into a situation of human trafficking. Women, children and persons with disabilities are particularly vulnerable.
In Europe, pimps staged a hunt for Ukrainian women.
Denisova states that in European countries there is an increase in cases of labor and sexual exploitation, the forced use of people, in particular children.
“Facts have been discovered when in Lublin (Poland), under the guise of offering transport, work or housing, pimps hunt Ukrainian women near refugee shelters. Groups of people are also working, posing as volunteers, trying to lure women into unknown cars,” Denisova warned.
In response to these facts, the European Commission launched a network of coordinators to combat human trafficking.
“I urge European countries to take measures to prevent violations of the Council of Europe Convention on Measures to Combat Trafficking in Human Beings, which will exclude the possibility of Ukrainian citizens falling into such situations. It is especially necessary to improve border checks to protect children, including those left unaccompanied,” she wrote. Denisov.