Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, 21st session
Agenda item 4: Thematic discussion on the theme “Violence against migrants, migrant workers and their families.”
Statement by the Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW)
24 April 2012 (delivered 25 April 2012)
In every period of human history people have migrated in the hope of a better quality of life. Border controls do little to stop them. What they do is determine how migrants will cross them, what status they will have on arrival, the risks they will face in transit and at destination, and their access to remedies. Increased border controls and security push people to paying higher fees & taking more dangerous routes.They create a group of people that is at risk of exploitation in transit and in the workplace.