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

• Rural children brought to the capital, Lome  exploited in prostitution.

• Togolese women fraudulently recruited for employment in Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, the United States, and Europe and forced into prostitution.

• Domestic violence against women widespread problem.

• Police generally did not intervene in abusive situations. Women were not aware of the formal judicial mechanisms designed to protect them.



• NGOs were active in educating women on their rights.


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