A C T F
I L E:
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
is clear that governments acting individually cannot
address the problem adequately”.
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”.
Coomaraswamy, UN Rapporteur on Violence against Women,
commenting on the increasing trafficking of women for
prostitution in areas where UN peacekeepers are stationed.
it takes for evil to prosper is for good
and women to do nothing!
has created the UK Anti-Trafficking Network (UKAT) to focus on
counter-trafficking strategies, including provision of comprehensive support and
restitution for victims, promotion of effective application of legislation and
the prosecution and appropriate sentencing of traffickers.
participation of both individuals and organizations is invited.
UK Anti-Trafficking Network Platform (UKAT) aims
the development of effective anti-trafficking strategies by building a UK
network of policy makers, the police and judiciary, local authorities,
faith-based groups, charities, individual experts and non-governmental
the effective application of existing legislation and law enforcement to
ensure the prosecution and more appropriate sentencing of traffickers;
for the creation of new UK legislation where appropriate;
prevention and protection projects targeting those most at risk;
public awareness of the needs of victims and of the links between trafficking
for funding of appropriate legal aid and provision of support services for
victims as well as victim rights to restitution;
alliances with trades unions, academia and the commercial sector;
a resource team of individual Advocates Against Trafficking.
UK Anti-Trafficking Network Platform hosts ‘issue-specific’ Round Table
Dialogues and Network Platform meetings that will explore the complex issue of
trafficking of human beings
irregular migration issues to facilitate the development of effective