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• Destination, source, and transit country for men, women, and children subjected to conditions of sex trafficking.

• Croatian women and girls fall victim to sex trafficking within the country.

• Women and girls from Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and other parts of Eastern Europe are subjected to sex trafficking in Croatia.

• Some Croatian women and girls are subjected to sex trafficking in Western European countries.

• Rape and sexual violence were underreported due to social pressure and stigmatization.


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