F A C T   F I L E:

“Women and children are not property, but human beings. The international community should declare, loudly and more strongly than ever, that we are all members of the human family. Slavery simply has no place in a world of human rights”.

UN Secretary-General,

Kofi Annan

“It is clear that governments acting individually cannot address the problem adequately”.

Antonio Vitorino, EU

Home Affairs Commissioner.

“The UN’s code of conduct for peacekeepers is not enough.  Awareness training for peacekeepers should be an integral part of their training before being deployed. It is essential that all UN forces are held to the same standards of international human rights law as are nation states - to do otherwise creates a climate of impunity in which offences proliferate”.

Radhika Coomaraswamy, UN Rapporteur on Violence against Women, commenting on the increasing trafficking of women for prostitution in areas where UN peacekeepers are stationed.

USEFUL LINKS

www.antitrafficking.org - Anti-Trafficking Programme

www.undcp.org/trafficking_human_beings.html - Trafficking in Human Beings - United Nations Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention

www.asylumsupport.info - Human Trafficking - The immigration resource directory on the net

www.inet.co.th/org/gaatw - Global Alliance Against Trafficing in Women

http://www.hrlawgroup.org/initiatives/trafficking_persons - Annotated Guide to the new UN Trafficking Protocol produced by Washington-based Human Rights Law Group.

http://www.state.gov/g/tip/rls/tiprpt/2002 - the US State Department Trafficking in Persons Report 2002

www.ecpat.net - ECPAT International - network of organisations and individuals working together for the elimination of child prostitution, child pornography and trafficking of children for sexual purposes.

www.usaid.gov/wid/pubs/trw01b.htm - USAID Anti-Trafficking Activities

www.globalsurvival.net - Global Survival Network

House of Lords trafficking debate 13 March 2002. Introduced by Lord Alton.

http://www.afesip.org - AFESIP (UKAT member) - aims to rescue,  rehabilitate and aid the social reintegration of trafficked victims

http://www.unifem.undp.org - UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM)

http://www.undp.org/unifem/cedaw.htm - "Promoting Women's Human Rights" outlines actions done using the Convention to Elimination all forms of Discrimination Against Women, CEDAW, in many different countries

http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw - UN Division for the Advancement of Women

http://www.un.org - The United Nations

http://www.undp.org/gender - United Nations Development Programme: Gender in Development Programme

http://www.un.org/instraw - United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (INSTRAW)

http://www.udhr50.org - 50th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)

http://www.unhchr.ch/html/menu2/10/c/women/womcam.htm - United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights 

http://www.now.org - Now Foundation (National Organization for Women)

http://www.globalfundforwomen.org - Global Fund for Women

http://www.warwidows.org - Widows of War Living Memorial

http://www.reliefweb.int - ReliefWeb

http://www.undp.uz/gid/index.html - Gender in Development - Central Asia, the Caucasus and Turkey

http://www.neww.org - Network of East-West Women

http://hrw.org/backgrounder/eca/greece/greece_law.htm - Greece: Human Rights Watch Recommendations Regarding the Draft Law for the "Fight against Trafficking of Human Beings and the Provision of Aid to the Victims of Crimes related to the Financial Exploitation of Sexual Life" - March 8, 2002

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