The Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW) is an Alliance of more than 100 non-governmental organisations from Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Carribean and North America. The GAATW Secretariat is based in Bangkok, Thailand, and co-ordinates the activities of the Alliance, collects and shares information, advocates on behalf of the Alliance at regional and international levels.
Events and News
Civil Society statement by APWLD, ARROW, CARAM-Asia, GAATW, MFA, MMN and Seven Sisters* on the Asia-Pacific Regional Preparatory Meeting for the General Assembly High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development 2013
GAATW's research and advocacy recognises that trafficking is embedded within gendered migration and labour contexts, and women's complex realities. GAATW's diverse membership has stressed that anti-trafficking strategies must respond to local and regional socio-political contexts. As always our work will strive to centre the voices of affected groups and aim to be relevant to the lives of trafficked persons, migrating women workers, sex workers and other marginalised groups.
ACCOUNTABILITY Advocating for the accountability of anti-trafficking stakeholders in all responses to trafficking to end harms caused by repressive anti-trafficking assumptions, policies and measures.
ACCESS TO JUSTICE Increasing and broadening spaces within which trafficked persons and migrant workers can access their rights.
POWER IN MIGRATION AND WORK Centring an analysis of women's power in their labour and migration to better assess migration and labour policies' impact on women, and to work towards labour and migration processes that reflect migrants' needs, aspirations and capabilities.
GAATW and Anti-Slavery International call for action against forced labour We are no longer living in a 1930's world. Today the expansion of globalisation means that the international law governing the contemporary realities of trade has become vital. Hence this Conference is the essential forum where the dark side of these new realities must be confronted, not with fine words and voluntary approaches, but with robust international law.
Statement 17 December: International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers On 17 December, the LSI NGO Platform - United against human trafficking in Europe calls to end violence against sex workers and for the protection and promotion of their human rights.
The UN Working Group on Trafficking in Persons: negotiating harmful ideas behind closed doors The Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women raises concerns about this week’s meeting in Vienna, Austria (6 to 8 November 2013)