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Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women

Human Rights
at home, abroad and on the way...

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Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women

Human Rights
at home, abroad and on the way...

Events and News

Information on Europe

Dottridge, M./Associazione On the Road (2011): E-notes:  Report on the implementation of anti-trafficking policies and interventions in the 27 EU Member States from a human rights perspective (2008 and 2009) Fermo: Associazione On the Road.

EU plan on best practices, standards and procedures for combating and preventing trafficking in human beings (2005/C 311/01)

European Commission Working Document: Evaluation and monitoring of the implementation of the EU Plan on best practices, standards and procedures for combating and preventing trafficking in human beings Brussels, 17.10.2008/ COM(2008) 657 final

EU Group of Experts on Trafficking in Human Beings of the European Commission: Report (22 December 2004).

EU Group of Experts on Trafficking in Human Beings of the European Commission Opinion No. 7/2010: Proposal for a European Strategy and Priority Actions on combating and preventing trafficking in human beings (THB) and protecting the rights of trafficked and exploited persons.

EUROPOL (European Law Enforcement Agency) (2009a): OCTA 2009: EU Organised Crime Threat Assessment. EUROPOL

EUROPOL (European Law Enforcement Agency) (2009b): Trafficking in Human Beings in the European Union: A EUROPOL Perspective. The Hague: EUROPOL

ILO/European Commission (2009): Operational indicators of THB; Results from a Delphi survey implemented by the ILO and the European Commission. Geneva: ILO

PICUM (2010): PICUM’s Main Concerns about the Fundamental Rights of Undocumented Migrants in Europe. Brussels: PICUM

UNODC/UN.GIFT (2009b): Trafficking in  persons: Analysis on Europe. Vienna: UNODC

Strategic Thematic Direction

During 2011-13, through our Power in Migration and Work thematic programme, we engaged more directly with the migrant rights and labour rights movements. During 2014-2016 our work will build on the work of previous years; we will continue to push for a human rights based approach in anti-trafficking policies and practices.  We will also deepen our engagement with the issue of migration and labour.

The three thematic strategic issues outlined below are continuations of our work during 2011-13.

ACCOUNTABILITY Increasing the accountability of all anti-trafficking stakeholders involved in the design or implementation of anti-trafficking responses, towards the persons whose human rights they purport to protect.

ACCESS TO JUSTICE Broadening spaces for trafficked persons and migrant workers to practice their human rights by improving access to justice and combating all forms of discrimination that impact women’s ability to exercise their human rights as they relate to trafficking.

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.