On 4 December 2018, the European Commission presented its Second Report on the progress made in the fight against trafficking in human beings.
The report is aimed to highlight the main trends in trafficking in human beings and to outline remaining challenges that the EU and Member States must address as a matter of priority.
Nowadays, women and girls still continue to be most vulnerable to trafficking (68%) while children represent 23% of registered victims. Trafficking for sexual exploitation remains the most widespread form (56%), followed by trafficking for labor exploitation (26%).
Even if the cross-border cooperation in this field was significantly improved, the phenomenon is continuing to evolve. As a result, the Commission outlines a number of priority areas for Member States to focus on to effectively combat trafficking in human beings.
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