Research and Reports
last updated August 2014
 

Trafficking in Persons Report 2014: Country Narratives, Estonia, U.S. Department of State, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons.

Estonia National Review of the Implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action adopted at the Fourth World Conference on Women and the outcomes of the 23rd Special Session of the General Assembly 2009-2014, UN Women (2014).

Estonia: Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2013, U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor.
Section 6 of the report contains information on the status of women in Estonia, including subsections on rape, domestic violence, and sexual harassment, as well as on forced marriage and sexual exploitation of children.

Country Report 2013: Reality Check on European Services for Women and Children Survivors of Violence. Marion Lesur, Barbara Stelmaszek and Iris Golden, Women Against Violence Europe (WAVE) (Vienna 2014).
The country report on Estonia begins on page 80

Human Trafficking 2013 – Baltic Sea Region Round-up, The Council of the Baltic Sea States (October 2013). The country profile on Estonia begins on page 33.

Estonia, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (2010). This report provides an update on the status of women in Estonia. It was prepared as an evaluation for the 15th anniversary of the adoption of the 1995 Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. A Violence Against Women section begins on page 7, and a Trafficking in Women section begins on page 9.

Mission to Estonia, A Report of the Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography, UN Human Rights Council (2009).
This report provides findings of the 2008 visit of the Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography to Estonia, highlighting the prevalence of child exploitation in Estonia as well as the country’s legal framework for addressing it.

National Report: Estonia, Gender Violence Effects Indicators (GVEI) & The Daphne Project, European Commission (2008).

Concluding comments of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women: Estonia, U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (2007).
This report provides comments and recommendations on Estonia’s fourth periodic report on the Convention for the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), highlighting positive areas and room for improvement regarding the status of women in Estonia.

Violence Against Women: Does the Government Care in Estonia?, Open Society Institute (2007).

Equal Opportunities for Women and Men: Monitoring Law and Practice in Estonia, Open Estonia Foundation (2005).  This report examines Estonia's efforts to comply with E.U. Directives related to gender equality and concludes by making recommendations specific to each Directive.

Trafficking of Human Beings for Sexual Exploitation: An Analysis of the Situation in Estonia, International Organization for Migration (2005). This report provides an overview of human trafficking in Estonia, including an in-depth definition, statistics, ties to organized crime, destination countries and case studies. It also discusses Estonian law (although the Penal Code has since been amended to prohibit human trafficking), law enforcement and trafficking persons for sexual exploitation.