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.
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.
Increasing and broadening spaces within which trafficked persons and migrant workers can access their rights.
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.
These women choose to leave home for a variety of reasons. GAATW-IS, in partnership with members and colleagues, has held discussions with returnee female migrant domestic workers in India, Bangladesh and Nepal to better understand the processes and outcomes of migration for women...