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• Source, transit, and destination country for men, women, and children subjected to sex trafficking and forced labor.

• Foreign victims found in Serbia originate primarily from neighboring countries and elsewhere in Eastern Europe.

• Children, including ethnic Roma, continue to be exploited in the commercial sex trade,

• 22.8% of women in Serbia report intimate partner physical violence in their lifetime.

• 6.3% of women report sexual intimate partner violence in their lifetime.

• 26.2% of women report intimate partner and/or non-partner physical and/or sexual violence in their lifetime.

• 0.7% report forced first sex.

• 3.4% report forced first pregnancy.



• Autonomous Women’s Center

• Women against Violence Network


Sources: UN Women Violence against Women Prevalence Data: Surveys by Country 2011; U.S. Department of State 2010 Human Rights Report; U.S. Department of State Trafficking in Persons Report 2011