Child trafficking in Vienna – Repatriation of affected Romani children into their country of origin, Romania, as a lasting solution?
Astrid Bliem, Vienna (Austria)
Austria is affected by child trafficking not only as a transit country but also as a destination country. This is especially true in the case of Romani children from Romania, which are mostly subject to child trafficking for work exploitation (stealing and begging) or for sexual exploitation, picked up in Vienna and repatriated to their country of origin. Social work at present does not play a major role in dealing with this topic, although it has the necessary methodical preconditions to increase its role. (more…)