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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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Speak Out, Take Action, 2004

Speak OutThis booklet was put together in conjunction with the three documentary films on police brutality made by Durjoy & Ulka from Bangladesh, Cambodia Prostitute Union from Phonmpenh, and Kerala Sex Workers Forum, India. The three films are the maiden efforts of the women at handling video cameras to document their struggles for human rights. Made as part of the activity which also involved EMPOWER foundation from Thailand and Shakti Samuha from Nepal these films record the inhuman treatment which sex workers receive from the State.

The film from Bangladesh was the opening film at the Asia Pacific NGO Forum on Beijing+10. National screenings of the films were held to packed audiences and they were also shown in Bangkok.

This booklet provides a global context to the state sponsored violence towards sex workers in many parts of the world by giving excerpts from reports sent to us by colleagues and/or published in the web. It also lists out the human rights groups who have raised their protest against such brutality.

 

 

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.