• Source country for women and children subjected to sex trafficking.
• Women and children are subjected to sex trafficking, often through fraudulent offers of employment, in the United Arab Emirates, India, Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkey, Thailand, Israel, Malaysia, South Korea, Japan, China, Indonesia, and also within Uzbekistan.
Natalia Abdullayeva has been worked since 2003 to combat human trafficking in northwestern Uzbekistan. She has published anti-trafficking advertisements and disseminated them in the markets and buses heading for Kazakhstan, a primary destination point. She created a small group of lawyers and volunteers to reach the most remote areas of the Karakalpakistan region, particularly targeting those without access to television, radio, and newspapers.
Sources: U.S. Department of State Trafficking in Persons Report 2010; U.S. Department of State Trafficking in Persons Report 2011