Peru: 94% of Trafficking Victims Are Women

Posted on June 19, 2013 • Filed under: Crime, Human Smuggling, Peru, Police/Military Activity

On June 17, 2013 Diario Expreso reported that the National Council for Crime Policy (Conapoc) has resolved to put more emphasis on combating human trafficking which, in addition to being associated with illegal mining, produces sexual exploitation (59% of cases) and labor exploitation (29%), with women comprising 94% of the victims. The council is now seeking to analyze the best way to address these crimes, as well as the criminality that is harming people all over the country.

Conapoc met for the third time at the headquarters of the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights, which heads up Conapoc through a technical secretariat. The session was attended by the Minister of Justice and Human Rights, Daniel Figallo, the Interior Minister Wilfredo Pedraza, and Attorney General José Antonio Peláez Bardales, among other officials. Read Article

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