Project Name: Counter Trafficking in Person

Status : Ongoing Project

Afghanistan is a source, transit, and destination country for men, women, and children subjected to forced labor and sex trafficking. The Government of Afghanistan does not fully comply with the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking; however, it is making significant efforts to do so. Afghanistan’s global position on human trafficking has been inconsistent largely due to low priority among both national and international stakeholder and perhaps security related challenges to reach out to vulnerable populations at grassroots and prosecute perpetrators by national and provincial justice systems. The tier rating by the U.S. State Department in its global TIP report placed Afghanistan into tier – 2 from 2004 to 2009 which followed by grading down to Tier – 2 watch list four next consecutive years.  The national performance seemed to be improving in 2014 and 2015 but again Afghanistan downgraded into tier – 2 (watch list) in a 2016 report released in June 2016. For the first time in Afghanistan, FRD marked international day to fight against Trafficking in Persons (TIP) on July 30, 2016, and consequently for the second time in 2017.