Prosecution of Traffickers
Empowering strategies will lead to more effective investigation and successful prosecution of traffickers. Women who understand their rights and are protected from retaliation and prosecutions will cooperate in investigations.
Often trafficked persons receive protection if they agree to act as witnesses for the prosecution of traffickers, however if they do not act as witnesses, they remain unprotected. In any case, the protection witnesses do receive is often limited to the trial process, and following the trial the need for protection of personal safety is often even more pronounced, though rarely addressed.