Pilot Research among Customers of Commercial Sex Services in two Border Regions of the Czech Republic

The demand side of trafficking in human beings is one of the least known parts of this crime’s process. An effective way to tackle the trafficking seems to be to perceive the clients of prostitution as those who not only create the demand for trafficked women and children, but also serve as a valuable source of information and, therefore, can help the victims of trafficking to escape from the environment of prostitution.

In order to respond to the need of a strategy of addressing the demand side of trafficking in human beings, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Prague implemented a three-month’s pilot research funded by the Czech Ministry of Interior.  The report (to be downloaded here) results from the pilot research, sets out the findings and develops a number of recommendations for counter-trafficking campaigns targeted on clients of prostitution.