Brussels 23 November 2010. The International Legal Initiative (Almaty), the Women’s Resource Centre (Shymkant) and the International Partnership for Human Rights (Brussels) today released a report that analyzes the current status of the fight against trafficking in persons in Kazakhstan. It assesses progress made in this area, highlights remaining problems and concerns and identifies steps needed to further improve efforts to combat trafficking crimes and to protect trafficking victims in the country. The briefing paper has been prepared as a contribution to the OSCE Review Conference in Astana on 26-28 November 2010, where trafficking in persons will be one of three specifically selected topics. This topic will also be on the agenda of the OSCE Summit in Astana on 1-2 December 2010.