Challenges in Identification of Child Victims of Transnational Trafficking

Ajwang’ Warria, Hanna Nel, Jean Triegaardt

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Child trafficking is a multiple human rights violation and identification of child victims of trafficking is a serious challenge facing social workers worldwide. Stakeholders (including social workers) working in the field of trafficking were studied qualitatively. The challenges the participants perceived or had encountered when identifying transnational children trafficked into South Africa were explored through in-depth interviews and analysed using thematic analysis. The findings from the study support the notion that identification of child trafficking victims is not an easy task for social workers because of the inherent nature of child trafficking and its link to socio-legal, economic and cultural factors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)315-333
Number of pages19
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 20 Oct 2015


  • children
  • identification
  • trafficking
  • transnational

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science


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