Ukraine: Information on whether organized crime targets women, particularly single mothers
|Publisher||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||1 June 1996|
|Citation / Document Symbol||UKR23907.E|
|Cite as||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Ukraine: Information on whether organized crime targets women, particularly single mothers, 1 June 1996, UKR23907.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6ab85c.html [accessed 10 December 2013]|
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For information on the recruiting of women in Eastern Europe, including Ukraine, by organized crime, and on their subsequent exploitation in other countries as prostitutes, please consult the Chicago Tribune attachment of 7 May 1996. For information on a baby smuggling ring in Ukraine, please consult the Reuters attachment of 2 March 1996. For further information on organized crime, and on the government's response, please consult Response to Information Request UKR21099.E of 7 July 1995.
Additional information on whether women are targeted by organized crime could not be found among the sources consulted by the DIRB.
This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.
Chicago Tribune. 7 May 1996. Tom Hundley. "Eastern European Women Exploited in Sex Business." (NEXIS)
Reuters. 2 March 1995. "Two Detained in Ukraine Baby Smuggling Ring." (NEXIS)
Additional Sources Consulted
DIRB file on Ukraine.
Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Reports. Daily.
DIRB Indexed Media Review [Ottawa]. Weekly.
News from Helsinki Watch [New York]. Monthly.
Transition: Events and Issues in the Former Soviet Union and East-Central and Southeastern Europe [Prague]. Bi-monthly.