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Trafficking: resources, specialist organisations and guides to the mechanisms

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Title: Anti-Slavery International Trafficking page
Description/subject: WHAT IS THE PROBLEM? "Human trafficking involves men, women and children being brought into a situation of exploitation through the use of violence, deception or coercion and forced to work against their will. People can be trafficked for many different forms of exploitation such as forced prostitution, forced labour, forced begging, forced criminality, domestic servitude, forced marriage, forced organ removal..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Anti-Slavery International
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 26 December 2010

Title: Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW)
Description/subject: "GAATW's mission is to ensure that the human rights of migrant women are respected and protected by authorities and agencies. We advocate for the incorporation of human rights standards in all anti-trafficking initiatives, including in the implementation of the Trafficking Protocol, Supplementary to the UN Convention on Transnational Organized Crime (2000). GAATW strives to promote and share good practices of anti-trafficking initiatives but also to critique and stop bad practices and harm caused by existing practices. GAATW promotes women migrant workers' rights and believes that ensuring safe migration and protecting rights of migrant workers should be at the core of all anti-trafficking efforts. We advocate for living and working conditions that provide women with more alternatives in their countries of origin, and to develop and disseminate information to women about migration, working conditions and their rights. We support the self-organisation of women migrant workers, ensuring their presence and self-representation in international fora. GAATW aims to build new alliances among various sectors of migrants."
Language: English, Espanol, Spanish, Russian
Source/publisher: GAATW
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 20 May 2005

Title: ILO action against trafficking in human beings
Description/subject: "In its many projects and advocacy activities, the ILO addresses trafficking from a labour market perspective. It thereby seeks to eliminate the root causes, such as poverty, lack of employment and inefficient labour migration systems. ILO led responses involve labour market institutions, such as public employment services, labour inspectors and labour ministries. Moreover, as a tripartite organisation, the ILO consults and involves workers’ and employers’ organisations in its work. This paper serves to outline ILO’s major areas of intervention, some lessons learned and further references..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: International Labour Office
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 26 December 2010

Title: Project to Combat Trafficking in Children and Women (Mekong subregion)
Description/subject: Active site with lots of documents..."As a United Nations specialized agency, and a leader in the fight against the worst forms of child labour and exploitation, the ILO is playing a major role in the fight against human trafficking. In 2003, following a three-year pilot phase, and through the work of the International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC), the ILO launched phase II of a five-year project to prevent trafficking in children and women in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region (GMS). The Mekong Sub-Regional Project to Combat Trafficking in Children and Women (TICW) works with, and alongside, other UN Agencies, Save the Children UK, other NGOs, Governments, employers' and workers' groups, to help equip Governments and civil society to deal with migration, the growing threat of human trafficking and resulting exploitative labour. Much of the work is carried out at source -- in villages and rural areas where ill-prepared, uninformed migration begins, and at destination -- the towns and cities where most of the exploitation takes place. From small villages in Cambodia, China's Yunnan Province, Lao PDR and Viet Nam, to major urban centres like Bangkok, Thailand, the project is mobilizing communities. It is working with and through children to improve their quality of life. "
Language: English
Source/publisher: International Labour Organisation (Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific)
Format/size: html, pdf
Date of entry/update: 03 May 2008

Title: The Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW)
Description/subject: "The Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW) is a non-governmental organization that promotes women's human rights. It works internationally to combat sexual exploitation in all its forms..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW)
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 27 July 2003