In Latin America, human trafficking mainly involves the exploitation of women
Understanding the trafficking of women as an expression of gender-based violence is fundamental for the implementation of public policies in
the States of origin and destination.
The difference between human trafficking and migrant smuggling
According to an IOM report, 3.5% of the world’s population are international migrants. The number has been increasing over the last five decades and is three times higher than in 1970. This has resulted in an increase in human smuggling and trafficking.