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Are migrating girls more than passive victims?

July 29th, 2016

Girls who have migrated are mainly seen as victims of forced displacement or <a href="/en/themes-overview/child-trafficking">trafficking</a> - which does happen. Yet research in which Terre des Hommes Netherlands’ partners participated has found that the majority of Ethiopian migrant girls took the decision to leave themselves - sometimes even without consulting their parents. Regardless, girls who migrate are extra vulnerable to exploitation and need better protection. A large majority of adolescent migrant girls in <a href="/en/ethiopia">Ethiopia</a> end up as domestic workers or are exploited in the sex industry in its capital Addis Ababa.&nbsp;

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