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21.3.2019

REPORT: There are numerous children and young persons in Finland who are victims of human trafficking – yet many more cases remain undetected

Sexual abuse, forced criminal activity and forced marriages. These are forms of human trafficking encountered by children and young persons currently in Finland, according to a report on human trafficking in children and young persons in Finland prepared by the National Assistance System for Victims of Human Trafficking and the European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control (HEUNI), to be published on 21 March 2019. The report is based on a questionnaire circulated among experts working with children and young persons, on expert interviews and on official statistics.

18.1.2019

The National Assistance System for Victims of Human Trafficking trained approximately 750 current and future police officers and border guards in human trafficking issues – the number of clients of the assistance system have increased again

During the autumn of 2018, the IHME project coordinated by the National Assistance System for Victims of Human Trafficking trained nearly 750 members of the police and the Border Guard as well as police and border guard students in human trafficking issues. The original goal of the training was roughly 200–300 people, but due to the high demand during the autumn, the number nearly tripled.

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