Young People’s Voices on Child Trafficking: Experiences from South Eastern Europe
UNICEF/Mike Dottridge: Young People's Voices on Child Trafficking: Experiences from South Eastern Europe, 2008, 70 pages
This study intends to stimulate thinking and action based on the active participation of children and young people. The study is based on interviews with 31 children and young people (30 girls and 1 boy) who had been trafficked. Interviews were conducted in Albania, Kosovo, Republic of Moldova and Romania in 2005 and 2006.
The report indicates that children are 'experts' on the factors that make children vulnerable and their special needs regarding prevention, assistance and protection. Children and young people have also an important role to play in helping to identify areas for intervention, design relevant solutions and act as strategic informants of research.
The study was limited to children who were trafficked before reaching the age of 18, who received institutional assistance during their recovery, and who were willing to talk about their experience and to participate in the study.
Note that the publication date is indicative.