2021 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report

On July 1, the U.S. Department of State released the 2021 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report.  This report is an essential document for the Department’s ongoing efforts to better understand and support countries all over the world in combating human trafficking at all levels, especially amidst the unprecedented challenges raised by the global pandemic.  In 2020, the Government of Moldova demonstrated overall increasing efforts compared to the previous reporting period, considering the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on its anti-trafficking capacity; therefore Moldova remained on Tier 2.  The Government of Moldova does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking but is making significant efforts to do so.  Some of these efforts included prosecuting more suspected traffickers, developing a new national referral mechanism (NRM), opening a center for male trafficking victims, and commencing construction of a center for child victims and witnesses of crime, including trafficking.  The 2021 TIP Report presents 13 specific recommendations to advance Moldova’s anti-trafficking efforts over the next year. #EndTrafficking

2021 Trafficking in Persons Report: MOLDOVA 

Moldova 2021-2022 Action Plan