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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

GAATW-CANADA

GAATW-Canada was launched in September 1996 to address human trafficking issues and to network with women’s organisations locally and globally. Its aim is not to stop the migration of women, but to safeguard and promote the human rights of women who migrate and who are trafficked. GAATW Canada is a non-profit, activist based organisation working for social change.
 

Contact Details
Contact Person: Annalee Lepp
Address: GAATW Canada, 212-1149 Rockland Avenue, Victoria Canada V8V 4T5
Tel: +1 250-721-6157
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SUPPORTING WOMEN'S ALTERNATIVES NETWORK – SWAN

SWANSWAN supports the health, safety and well-being of newcomer, migrant and immigrant women engaged in indoor sex work. Its membership includes women from diverse cultural backgrounds who speak Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese, Hindi, Farsi, Creole, Spanish, French and English. SWAN uses this diversity to build a community network that supports women who work in massage parlours and other indoor sites.

Contact Details
SWAN Vancouver Society
P.O. Box 21520, 1424 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, B.C. V5L 3X9, Canada 604.719.6343
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THE SEX WORKERS PROJECT (SWP)

UrbanJustice
Created in December 2001, the Sex Workers Project is the first program in New York City and in the United States to focus on the provision of legal services, legal training, documentation, and policy advocacy for sex workers. Using a harm reduction and human rights model, the SWP protects the rights and safety of sex workers who by choice, circumstance, or coercion remain in the industry.
 
Contact Details
Address: Urban Justice Center, 40 Rector Street, 9th FloorNew York, NY10006, USA
Tel: +1 646 602 5617
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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.