The following is a summary of her presentation. Meeting Report The traffic in women and girls for prostitution has recently commanded the attention of state authorities, activists and academics the world over, although it is hardly a new phenomenon. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, increasing globalization, accompanied by population increases, urbanization, international migration, colonization and political upheaval contributed importantly to the growth of prostitution and the traffic in women and girls around the world.
312. Trafficking Women after Socialism: from, to and through Eastern Europe
Sex trafficking of women and girls. - Abstract - Europe PMC
German cars are not unusual in the Czech border town of Cheb. By day, the BMWs and Mercedes come to buy cheap cigarettes and alcohol. By 10 p.
Gender discrimination — in the form of sex-selective abortion, female infanticide and the mortal neglect of young girls — constitutes a pervasive feature of many contemporary developing countries, especially in South and East Asia. Although the conventional narrative argues that there is little evidence for this kind of behaviour here , my research shows that this issue was much more important than previously thought, especially but not exclusively in Southern and Eastern Europe. It should be noted first that historical sex ratios cannot be compared directly to modern ones. The biological survival advantage of girls was more visible in the high-mortality environments that characterised pre-industrial Europe. Subsequently, boys suffered higher mortality rates both in utero and during infancy and early childhood.