Botswana is a source and destination country for women and children subjected to trafficking in persons, specifically forced labor and commercial sexual exploitation.
Parents in poor rural communities sometimes send their children to work for wealthier families as domestics in cities or as herders at remote cattle ranches where some of these children are vulnerable to forced labor. Batswana girls are exploited in prostitution in the country,
including in bars and by truck drivers along major highways; it does not appear, however, that organized pimping of children occurs. In the past, women reported being forced into commercial sexual exploitation at safari lodges.
The children are far more valuable and are sold then trafficked to various locations around the globe.
Residents in Botswana most susceptible to trafficking are illegal immigrants from Zimbabwe, unemployed men and women, those living in rural poverty, agricultural workers, and children orphaned by HIV/AIDS.
The Government of Botswana does not fully comply with the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking; however, it is now making significant efforts to do so.
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The government showed evidence of minimal efforts to protect victims during that year, the government did not identify or provide assistance to any confirmed victims of trafficking,
but provided shelter and social services to three Zimbabwean children and six illegal Indian migrants who officials believed to be targets of transnational traffickers.
The government provided logistical and financial assistance to repatriate all nine individuals to their countries of origin. NGO-operated shelters which received government funding to provide services to children, including children in prostitution,
may have provided assistance to trafficked children without identifying them as such. Law enforcement and social services personnel have not established formal procedures to proactively identify victims of trafficking among vulnerable populations or
or to refer identified victims for protective services, and foreign trafficking victims have been deported from Botswana. During the reporting period, IO M identified 594 unaccompanied minors at the reception center in Plumtree
for Zimbabweans deported from Botswana and expressed concern that some of them may have been victims of trafficking.
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