Child trafficking is an urgent human rights and development issue. It requires action-oriented research, multidimensional policy measures and aggressive operational responses. Child trafficking is more complex than a single act of wrongdoing: it is structural in nature and both reflects and has implications for the social, economic and organizational conditions in societies. For the child, it is an extreme and threatening violation of rights.
UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre mobilizes resources for research activities on child trafficking that promote knowledge-based policy-making and action.
In particular the centre focuses on:
Within its current study on child trafficking in Europe, UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre has identified five thematic areas to be develop in the upcoming months:
- optimizing current research tools and methodologies to understand and monitor trafficking, maintaining a child-centred approach;
- organizing data collection, publishing data and promoting its use;
- developing statistics as a public good to enhance monitoring capacity;
- fostering close interaction between researchers and policy makers
Researchers interested in the above mentioned topics, can ask for more in depth information or
submit relevant documents to UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre. We encourage and appreciate your participation.
Current list of research on child trafficking:
- A development and human rights issue: child trafficking and poverty reduction strategies
- UNICEF/International Organization's policy responses to child trafficking, a mapping exercise
- Estimating child trafficking: a critical analysis of past experiences
- Developing specific research methodologies in investigating child trafficking
- Law reform process on trafficking. Bilateral and multilateral agreements, model of repatriation and victims assistance