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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...

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RECOGNISE RIGHTS
Trafficking is a human story that emerges as more and more people seek to leave their home for new opportunities and are taken advantage of in the process. As individuals who have suffered severe human rights violations such as slavery, deprivation of liberty, rape, assault, fraud and other related crimes, trafficked persons must be protected and given full respect for their human rights by all governments.

Despite widespread efforts to address and prevent human trafficking, the rights of migrant and trafficked women are still being violated. In fact, many anti-trafficking policies have led to negative consequences for the very people they are intended to help.
 
GAATW began the Recognise Rights campaign in 2008 to advocate for the protection and recognition of the rights of trafficked and migrant women. This is done through advocacy and awareness raising at international, national and local levels to highlight 11 recommendations that call for specific policy change that will help to build a stronger human rights-based approach to trafficking.

Show your support - click here to sign on to the Recognise Rights petition!

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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.