Human Trafficking in Ethiopia: Using Interdisciplinary U-M Partnerships to Develop Comprehensive Survivor Services
January 22, 2016
Human trafficking is an important human rights problem that occurs both domestically and internationally. From what little research has been done on human trafficking in Ethiopia, we know that the most common form of trafficking is of women for domestic labor. It is deeply interconnected with migration as a result of poverty, political conflict, gender discrimination, and other historical, political, and social injustices. Survivors often have posttraumatic mental disorders, physical injuries or illnesses, economic needs, and legal advocacy needs, but very few services are available to meet these needs.