Imposed begging is trafficking.

Even adults in Syunik region were unaware of child trafficking.


Last year, 22 experts in five regions of Armenia tried to find out what children and adults know about child trafficking. Based on results, girls are more aware than boys. In addition, children from socially insecure families are more aware than those from rich families.


The study was conducted by "Harmonious Society" social workers association.


"When children are pushed into begging and the money they "earn" is used by another person, that means child trafficking," said president of "Harmonious Society" association Mira Antonyan as she presented the results of the study at EU Delegation Office in Yerevan.


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