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Anonymous said…
As someone who has an MBA I am highly suspicious of anything that contains the words "SWOT analysis". Imagine my surprise when I read these words in a police report.

In any case, despite accusations of Albania being a source as well as a destination of THB, the report did not provide any hard evidence as to the extent of the problem in Albania. Rumours abound that there are as many as 30,000 sexworkers from Albania servicing the trade in the streets of Europe. However, I find these rumors to be greatly exaggerated.
Anonymous said…
what do you base your exaggeration on?
Anonymous said…
I base it on the fact that it is based on rumors, not statistics.
Anonymous said…
hum....doubtful, but maybe you are right. The difficulty lies in the fact that there are no identity cards as of yet. And it becomes incresingly challenging to indentify missing persons. Moreover, some families especially in remote villages (but even neighbours of mine in the city) deny that their daughters or sisters have been taken as prostitutes as not to loose face (I know its a stupid thing to do, but its still a patriarchal society).

So, the evidence is very hard to be backed. But then again we are talking about a shady business such as that of human trafficking, so real numbers would be hard to come by anyways.

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