The Ministry of Internal Affairs (MVD) is involved in the collection, generalization, and analysis of information regarding crimes associated with trafficking in humans, including those whose victims are women. The MVD also monitors the implementation of all measures undertaken to combat trafficking in humans. All information regarding crimes that have been committed, including regarding victims of violence against women is entered into the electronic database of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Belarus.
The collection of data regarding crimes associated with trafficking in humans has been under way since 2000, but several indicators have been added to the statistical base in recent years.
In 2008, 366 women, of whom 42 were minors, suffered from trafficking in humans.
In 2008, at the initiative of Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) OCSE, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Belarus conducted research into the problem of trafficking in humans for the purpose of labour exploitation. It was discovered that in the overwhelming majority of cases it was men who were subjected to labour exploitation. In 2008, 2 women and 131 men suffered from labour exploitation.
Source of Information
Response of the Government of Belarus to the questionnaire on violence against women, February 2009