Country Maldives
Year 2013
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Trafficking

Brief Description

Maldives enacted Human Trafficking Act in 2013 (Law Number 12/2013), to combat all forms of human trafficking in the Maldives. Since the Act has come into place, the Prosecutor General's Office has been prosecuting cases, in collaboration with the Police. The Government also adopted an on-line case management system and gave prominence to the Anti-Trafficking Department under the authority of Police in order to increase the resources and expertise to roll out the Act. The 6th Cycle State CEDAW Report 2018 highlights that it has been observed that majority of human trafficking victim having been brought in for sex work, and a smaller number for forced labour.

Source of Information

Maldives' submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.17.

For more information: International Labor Organization