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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

Resolutions and Guidlines


  • International Agreement for the Suppression of the White Slave Traffic 1904 English 
  • Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women 1967 English 
  • Declaration on the Protection of All Persons from Being Subjected to Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment 1975 English 
  • Declaration of Basic Principles of Justice for Victims of Crime and Abuse of Power 1985   English 
  • Programme of Action for the Elimination of the Exploitation of Child Labour (Commission on Programme of Action for the Prevention of the Sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography (Commission on Human Rights resolution 1992/x74) 1992 English 
  • Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action 1993 English 
  • Human Rights resolution 1993/x79) 1993 English 
  • Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action 1995 English 
  • Stockholm Declaration and Agenda for Action Declaration 1996 English 
  • UN Resolution A/RES/55/67 Traffic in Women and Girls 2000  English 
  • UN Millennium Declaration 2000 English 
  • Yokohama Global Commitment 2001 English 
  • Brussels Declaration on Preventing and Combating Trafficking in Human Beings 2002   English 
  • Osnabrück Declaration 2004  English 
  • UN Resolution A/RES/59/166 Trafficking in Women and Girls 2005 English 
  • Beijing Plus 10 Declaration: Solidarity for Gender Equality, Development and Peace 2005 English 
  • Beijing Plus 10 Declaration: Solidarity for Gender Equality, Development and Peace 2005 English 
  • European Parliament resolution on trafficking of women and children in Cambodia 2005  English 

 

 

Guidelines and Principles

 

  • Human Rights Standards for the Treatment of Trafficked Persons (Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women; Foundation Against Trafficking in Women; International Human Rights Law Group) 1999 English 
  • Recommended Principles and Guidelines on Human Rights and Human Trafficking: Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to the Economic and Social Council 2002 English

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.