Trafficking in human beings constitutes a particularly serious form of human rights violation and is also considered to be a form of gender-based violence against women as it affects women and young girls to a large extend.
This issue is characterised by various forms of exploitation, such as sexual exploitation, labour exploitation, begging, and is constantly changing. To this end, new and current developments in the context of human trafficking need to be closely monitored in order to be able to react adequately to this phenomenon. Global, economic, social and gender-specific inequalities should be recognised and further examined as factors for the development and continuation of human trafficking.
In the area of human trafficking, the VIDC is especially interested in the causes, the development of appropriate prevention and awareness-raising activities and in the research of new trends and developments, such as “cyber trafficking“.