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A Critique of CEDAW General Recommendation No. 38 on Trafficking in Women & Girls in the Context of Global Migration

January 2021

This document presents a substantive critique of CEDAW General Recommendation No. 38, grounded in intersectional feminist principles. Annotations made to the text of the General Recommendation highlight severe regression, ambiguous provisions, and progress. PDF | Word

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Looking Back, Looking Forward: Trafficking & Women’s Rights

December 2020

In this episode of the Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW)’s series on the UN Trafficking Protocol and anti-trafficking work more broadly, Borislav Gerasimov and Sharmila Parmanand speak with IWRAW Asia Pacific programme manager Ishita Dutta. Ishita speaks about the challenges for women’s rights activists to engage with state institutions and what women’s rights […]

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#GSWF2020 Threads

December 2020

The Global South Women’s Forum went virtual in 2020, taking on macroeconomics with Global South feminist voices from around the world. This Twitter Moment shares links to the videos along with IWRAW Asia Pacific’s threads on the sessions.

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A Feminist Analysis of CEDAW General Recommendation No. 38 on Trafficking in Women & Girls

December 2020

The CEDAW General Recommendation no. 38 on trafficking in women and girls in the context of global migration, adopted in November 2020, recognises that the ‘globally dominant economic policies are the cause behind large-scale economic inequality between States and individuals that manifests as labour exploitation’. It also highlights that macroeconomic factors produce the conditions of […]

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The Human Rights Violations Behind ‘End Demand’ Laws

October 2020

Produced by the Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP) and IWRAW Asia Pacific, this series of infographics, compiled in PDF format, aims to raise public awareness about the deeply negative impact of ‘End Demand’ laws on the human rights of sex workers, and to encourage collective action to demand State accountability for violations of […]

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Joint Response to the Draft CEDAW General Recommendation on Trafficking in Women and Girls in the Context of Global Migration

May 2020

Submitted by 19 individuals and organisations, including IWRAW Asia Pacific, this six-page PDF outlines key concerns on, and requests changes to, the draft General Recommendation which was shared by the CEDAW Committee in March 2020.

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FACT Manifesto

April 2020

The Manifesto on Feminist Approaches to Counter Trafficking (FACT Manifesto) is based upon and builds on the extensive feminist analysis and writing by activists and scholars who have long critiqued globally dominant narratives on the issue of trafficking in women, recognising that they stem from sexist, racist, heteronormative, patriarchal and neoliberal conceptions of women, labour […]

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Addressing Human Trafficking: The Case for Open Borders

2020

Samuel Okyere of the University of Bristol discusses the obstacles to safe and accessible means of migration which keep traffickers in business. Duration: 5:07 Subtitles: English, Spanish Hacer frente a la trata: el caso de las fronteras abiertas Samuel Okyere, de la Universidad de Bristol, debate sobre los obstáculos para migrar de manera segura y […]

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From ‘Stop Migration’ to Safe Migration

2020

Pooja of Srijan Foundation and the Jharkhand Anti-Trafficking Network makes the case that there are no benefits to the ‘stop migration’ approach because people will always seek to migrate if there are insufficient opportunities at home, and recommends an end to protectionist policies in order to empower women. Duration: 9:27 Subtitles: English

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Demanding Accountability for Human Trafficking in the Global Economy

2020

Sanyu Awori from the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre explains how trafficking and related exploitation occur not only as a result of transnational criminal networks, but also as part of the operation of legitimate business. Sanyu Awori, del Centro de Recursos sobre los Negocios y los Derechos Humanos, explica cómo la trata y la […]

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