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...

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Stop, Look, Listen



As of October 2008, discussion on a review of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organised Crime (UNTOC) and its Protocols (including the Human Trafficking Protocol) are underway. A working group of States has been established to discuss this issue and make recommendations to states who have signed this Convention, with a final decision to be determined in October 2010.

A review mechanism could offer a unique and important opportunity for NGOs to raise the impact of States anti-trafficking measures on trafficked persons at an international level, as well as opportunity to call for better protection of human rights.

As such, GAATW has launched an Urgent Action to advocate States to support the establishment of an inclusive and transparent review mechanism.

Support our action by signing on to the petition: Stop, Look, Listen

For more information, please see our Urgent Action information kit:

GAATW position - calling for a review mechanism

Factsheet 1 - What is the Trafficking Protocol?

Factsheet 2 - What is a review mechanism?

Urgent Action - notes on advocating for a review mechanism

Petition (a copy that can be handed out in your community and sent back to GAATW)

Para más información, por favor consulte nuestro kit de información sobre Acciones Urgentes:

Posicion de la GAATW sobre un Mecanismo de Revision

Hoja Informativa I - Qu_es el protocolo contra la Trata de Personas

Hoja Informativa II - Qué es el protocolo contra la Trata de Personas

Carta solicitud de reunion sobre Mechanismo Revision


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.