The pandemic and Nagorny Karabakh conflict of 2020 have led to a steep rise in the number of Armenian victims.
Mounting evidence that soldiers are using sexual violence as a weapon of war.
Activists warn of flourishing trade in male prostitution and “bacha bazi” or boy play.
Government needs to do more to combat sexual exploitation and forced labour.
Criminals seek ways of avoiding serious charges while continuing to take women abroad for prostitution.