• Source, transit, and destination country for men, women, and children subjected to sex trafficking.
• Sudanese women and girls, particularly those from rural areas or who are internally displaced, are vulnerable and can be forced to engage in commercial sex acts.
• Sudanese girls engage in prostitution within the country – including in restaurants and brothels – at times with the assistance of third parties, including law enforcement officials.
• Sudanese women and girls subjected to domestic servitude in Middle Eastern countries, such as Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar, and to forced sex trafficking in European countries.
• The Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) abducted Sudanese children and harbored enslaved Sudanese, Congolese, Central African, and Ugandan children in southern Sudan’s Western Equatoria and Western Bahr el-Ghazal States for use as cooks, porters, concubines, and combatants.
• Security forces in the north raped women, including in connection with the conflict in Darfur.
• Police arrested unmarried pregnant women who claimed to have been raped. Without proof, they can be charged with the capital offense of adultery.
Sources: U.S. Department of State 2010 Human Rights Report, U.S. Department of State Trafficking in Persons Report 2011