Report of the Expert Group on Strategies for Combating the Trafficking of Women and Children

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Report of the Expert Group on Strategies for Combating the Trafficking of Women and Children
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Series Title: Best Practice
Publication date: 1 January 2003
Size: 210mm x 148mm
ISBN: 978-0-85092-723-8
Pages: 56

Trafficking of people (mostly women and children) for commercial sexual activities and forced labour is one of the fastest growing areas of international criminal activity – and one that is of huge concern. Trafficking in humans is now considered the third largest source of organised crime after drugs and arms. The Commonwealth Law Ministers at the 1999 meeting in Trinidad and Tobago concluded that the Commonwealth Secretariat should propose strategies to assist countries in developing national and regional initiatives against human trafficking. This title is the result of these proposals.



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Introduction  

Chapter 1 Background: Trafficking n Countries of the Commonwealth: An Overview
1.1 Contemporary Trends in Trafficking: An Overview
1.2 Its Growing Scale and Magnitude
1.3 Newer Source and Destination Sites, With People Flows from Poorer to More Prosperous Venues
1.4 Its Diverse and Sophisticated Mechanisms
1.5 Manipulation of Legal Channels
1.6 Its Varied Purposes
1.7 Changes in the Profile of Trafficked Persons
1.8 Linkages Between Trafficking Networks and Sectors of the Crime Industry and Legitimate Corporate Enterprise
1.9 Strong connections Between Trafficking Networks and Centres of Political Power  

Chapter 2 Towards a Gender-Responsive, Rights-Based Perspective on Trafficking
2.1 What is a Gender Perspective?
2.2 Sex Disaggregation in Scale and Magnitude
2.3 Gender and Rights Issues Which Could Impact on Trafficking
2.4 Gender Specific Violations and their Impacts
2.5 A Gender-responsive Approach is a Rights-Based Perspective
2.6 Gender and Rights: Promoting Protection  

Chapter 3 Prevention Strategies
3.1 Economic Empowerment
3.2 Education
3.3 Legal Intervention
3.4 Advocacy and Awareness Raising
3.5 Reduction of Demand (In the Country of Destination)  

Chapter 4 Assistance to Victims of Trafficking
4.1 Country of Origin
4.2 Country of Destination
4.3 Rehabilitation and Reintegration  

Chapter 5 Research and Database
5.1 Donor Responsibility  

Chapter 6 Treatment of Child Victims  

Chapter 7 Conclusion  

Bibliography

Annex
Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children