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• Algeria missing an estimated 200,000 women due to cultural preferences.

• Transit and, to a lesser extent, a destination and source country for men, women, and children subjected to forced labor and sex trafficking.

• Most commonly, sub-Saharan African men and women enter Algeria voluntarily but illegally, often with the assistance of smugglers, for the purpose of traveling to Europe. Some of these women are forced into prostitution.

• Since November 2009 and end 2010, about 8,500 women were reported victims of domestic violence with 3,500 physically abused, 2,500 violently assaulted, 1,000 sexually assaulted, 600 sexually harassed, and 100 killed, according to the Algiers-based Center of Information and Documentation on the Rights of Women and Children.



•Government-operated health clinics available for trafficking victims

• SOS Femmes en Detresse and the Wassila Network provided judicial and psychological counseling to abused women.

 Sources: U.S. Department of State 2010 Human Rights Report, U.S. Department of State Trafficking in Persons Report 2011; Stephan Klasen and Claudia Wink, University of Munich: A Turning Point in Gender Bias in Mortality? (2001)