Advocacy

GAATW, as a network of anti-trafficking organisations worldwide, is a powerful voice for change, calling for improvements in anti-trafficking policy and practice at the national, regional and international levels which will have deep and lasting impact on the lives of trafficked persons.  

Achievements to date include: joining a coalition of groups to call for an internationally recognised definition of trafficking, now enshrined in the Human Trafficking Protocol; demanding and ensuring greater human rights protections for migrant women through the United Nations process; raising awareness of the dangers of anti-trafficking approaches which are not grounded in the lived experiences of trafficked persons; and building a strong network of advocates for trafficked persons rights worldwide.

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GAATW’s international advocacy work has been facilitated by the Alliance successfully obtaining consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations in 2006.