Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women

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


Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women

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

Events and News

Trafficking, Labour Exploitation, and Related Frameworks

GAATW & STV/Wijers, M. & Lap-Chew, L. (1999a???): Trafficking in Women Forced Labour and Slavery-like Practices in Marriage, Domestic Labour and Prostitution. Utrecht/Bangkok: STV/GAATW

GAATW (2000): Human Rights and Trafficking in Persons: A Handbook. Bangkok: GAATW.

GAATW (2006). Access to Justice for Trafficked Persons. Report of the Global Consultation. Bangkok, Thailand 7-9 June 2006. Bangkok: GAATW

GAATW (2007): Collateral Damage: the Impact of Anti-Trafficking Measures on Human Rights around the World. Bangkok: GAATW

GAATW (2008) Recognise the Right to Assistance. Brochure. Bangkok: GAATW.

GAATW (2009a): Alliance News Issue 30: Europe: An Overview of Recent Developments. Bangkok: GAATW

GAATW (2009b) Feminist Participatory Action Research (FPAR) FPAR Learning Workshop, 24-29 May 2009, Chiang Mai, Thailand. Bangkok: GAATW

GAATW (2009c) Roundtable 3 ‘Bringing together ‘Linkages’ topics’: in Feminist Participatory Action Research and GAATW Working Papers. Bangkok, 10-14 March 2010. Presentation AkiDwA: Am Only Saying It Now, Experiences of Women Seeking Asylum in Ireland. Bangkok: GAATW.

GAATW (2010a): Beyond Borders: Exploring Trafficking’s Links to Gender, Migration, Labour, Globalisation and Security. 2010 Working Papers Series. Bangkok: GAATW.

GAATW (2010b) BB: Exploring Links between Trafficking and Gender.

GAATW (2010c) BB: Exploring Links between Trafficking and Globalisation & Security.

GAATW (2010d) BB: Exploring Links between Trafficking and Labour.

GAATW (2010e) BB: Exploring Links between Trafficking and Migration.

GAATW (2010f) International Members Congress and Conference Report. Beyond Borders: Trafficking in the Context of Migrant, Labour and Women’s Rights. 4-7 July 2010, Bangkok, Thailand. Bangkok: GAATW.

GAATW (2010g). ‘A Woman’s Life is Richer than her Trafficking Experience’, Feminist Participatory Action Research (FPAR) series. Bangkok: GAATW.

GAATW (2011a) Beyond ‘Supply and Demand’ Catchphrases: Assessing the Uses and Limitations of Demand-Based Approaches in Anti-Trafficking. Bangkok: GAATW

GAATW (2011b) Smuggling and Trafficking: Rights and Linkages. Bangkok: GAATW

GAATW/OHCHR (2011) Smuggling Roundtable Meeting Report, 20-22 June 2011, Bangkok, Thailand. Bangkok: GAATW.

Gallagher, A. (2010): The right to an effective remedy for victims of trafficking in persons: A Survey of International Law and Policy. Paper submitted for the expert consultation convened by the UN Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons, especially women and children, Ms. Joy Ngozi Ezeilo on: “The right to an effective remedy trafficked persons”. Bratislava, Slovakia 22 – 23 November, 2010

Heide-Uhl, B. (2011): Terminology Matters: What do we mean when we refer to ‘exploitation’? Rights Work Initiative. Web Site:

Human Rights Watch (2010): Rights on the Line: Human Rights Watch Work on Abuses against Migrants in 2010. New York: HRW

ICHRP (2010) Irregular Migration, Migrant Smuggling and Human Rights: Towards Coherence. Geneva: ICHRP

ILO (2004): Forced Labour: Definition, Indicators and Measurement. Geneva: ILO

ILO (2005b): A Global alliance against forced labour. Global report under the follow-up to the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. Report of the Director-General. Geneva: ILO

ILO/Belser, P. (2005): Forced Labour and Human Trafficking: Estimating the profits. Geneva: ILO

ILO (2009b): The cost of coercion: Global Report under the follow-up to the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. Geneva: ILO

ILO/Anders, B. & Belser, P. (eds) (2009): Forced Labour; Coercion and Exploitation in the Private Economy.  Geneva: Lynne Rienner publishers.

ILO (no date available): 10 Principles for Business Leaders to combat Forced Labour and Trafficking. Geneva: ILO

International Commission of Jurists  (2010): Migration and International: Human Rights Law. Practitioners Guide No. 6. Geneva: ICJ

ITUC CSI IGB (2008): Mini-Action Guide on Forced Labour. Brussels: ITUC

ITUC CSI IGB (2009): How to Combat Forced Labour and Trafficking. Best practices manual for Trade Unions. Brussels: ITUC

ITUC CSI IGB (2011a). Final Resolution on Tackling Precarious and Informal Work. 2 - 4 February 2011. 8GC/E(FINAL). Brussels: ITUC General Council

ITUC CSI IGB (2011b): Living with economic insecurity: women in precarious work. Brussels.

Jamin, J. (2009). L’imaginaire du complot. IMISCOE Policy Brief No.17, November 2009. Online publication: IMISCOE

FAFO & NEXUS Institute/Brunovskis, A. & Surtees, R. (2007): Leaving the Past Behind? When victims of trafficking decline assistance. Oslo: FAFO

OSCE (2003): Decision No. 557: OSCE Action Plan to Combat Trafficking in Human Beings. Vienna: OSCE

OSCE-ODIHR (2007c): Alliance Against Trafficking in Persons Conference: ‘Assistance to Victims of Trafficking: We Can Do Better’; Presentation by S. Scanlan: The identification of Trafficked persons in the face of conflicting agendas. Vienna : OSCE

PICUM/Flynn, D. (2007): Policy brief Human Trafficking and Forced Labour; What Perspectives to Challenge Exploitation? Brussels: PICUM

PICUM (2009): Undocumented and irregular migration: policy developments, data and social implications. Brussels: PICUM

Queen Mary University of London/Shields, K. (2010): Labour Exploitation: Crossing the threshold between acceptable and unacceptable labour conditions. London: Queen Mary University of London

Rights Work Initiative/American University Washington College of Law (2011): Issue Paper 2: Slavery, Forced Labour, Debt Bondage and Human Trafficking: From Conceptual Confusion to Targeted Solutions. Washington: American University Washington College of Law.

Scarlet Alliance (2011) Letter dated February 2011 to the Attorney Generals Department, regarding The Criminal Justice Response to Slavery and People Trafficking; Reparation; and Vulnerable Witness Protections. Darlinghurst: Scarlet Alliance.

Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children. (2009). Promotion and Protection of All Human Rights, Civil, Political, Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Including the Right to Development. (Submitted to the 10th HRC, Agenda item 3, No. A/HRC/10/16). Geneva: United Nations.

STV/GAATW/IHRL (1999) Human Rights Standards for the Treatment of Trafficked Persons. Bangkok: GAATW

Surtees, R. (2008). Trafficked Men as Unwilling Victims. St Anthony’s International Review (STAIR), The Politics of Human Trafficking. Volume 4, Number 1, April 2008.

UNESCO Bangkok (2004).  Factsheet #1: Worldwide Trafficking Estimates by Organizations.

UNHCHR (2010): Commentary: Recommended Principles and Guidelines on Human Rights and Human Trafficking. Geneva: UNHCHR

UNODC (2006): Trafficking in Persons: Global Patterns. Vienna: UNODC

UNODC/UN.GIFT (2008a): The Vienna Forum to fight Human Trafficking; Workshop: The Roles of Employers’ Organizations, Businesses and Trade Unions in Combating Trafficking for Labour Exploitation. Vienna: UNODC

UNODC/UN.GIFT (2008b): The Vienna Forum to fight Human Trafficking; Workshop: Supply Management, Eliminating the risks of forced labour and trafficking. Vienna: UNODC

UNODC/UN.GIFT (2009a): Global Report on trafficking in  persons. Vienna: UNODC

UNODC (2011): Transnational Organised Crime in the Fishing Industry. Focus on: Trafficking in Persons, Smuggling of Migrants and Illicit drugs Trafficking. Vienna: UNODC

US Department of State (2011): 2010 Trafficking in Persons Report.

Utrecht University (2009): Human trafficking, turning our attention to labour exploitation. Workshop Report October 2009. Utrecht: Science Shop of Law, Economics and Governance.

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.