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The Vulnerability of Minors after a Child Trafficking Situation

Posted on Apr 28, 2022

The article reports the experience of 20 minor victims of human trafficking in Peru and eight of their mothers, and describes how their vulnerability as victims increases because they are minors, and are often not considered subjects of law. The fact that they are under-aged seems to determine the type of assistance and care they receive during their reintegration process. The role of immediate family or other significant relatives, if any, is pivotal in the recovery process as they turn out to be a significant support system for the survivors. Their testimonies reveal different experiences depending on whether they were rescued or had escaped from the exploitative situation, and describe how they were treated by service providers during their access to justice.

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