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• Destination country for men and women subjected to sex trafficking.

• Women from Thailand, the Philippines, Morocco, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Russia, China, Vietnam, and Eastern European states subjected to forced prostitution.

• Discrimination against women systemic.



• Bahrain Women’s Association, the Bahrain Women’s Union, and the Young Ladies Society, advocated for enhanced rights for women and girls.

 Sources: U.S. Department of State 2010 Human Rights Report, U.S. Department of State Trafficking in Persons Report 2011