An Examination of a Potential Connection between the Trafficking of Women on the Darknet and the Financing of Terrorism

  • Citation: Liv, Nadine. “An Examination of a Potential Connection between the Trafficking of Women on the Darknet and the Financing of Terrorism.” International Institute for Counter-Terrorism, June 17, 2019.
    • Topics:
    • Human Rights
    • Keywords:
    • women’s rights
    • gender violence
    • sexual exploitation
    • terrorism
    • technology
    • dark web
    • internet
    • Africa
    • sub-saharan Africa

Human trafficking constitutes a key component of the terrorist strategy to subjugate and enslave vulnerable populations, promote ideology and increase the recruitment of activists. In addition, human trafficking can be an attractive source of revenue. Although human trafficking is not a primary source of revenue for terrorists, especially in comparison to other, more profitable sources of financing such as natural resources, taxation and extortion, it is an opportunistic source of financing.

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