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JOINT WRITTEN SUBMISSION TO THE UN CEDAW COMMITTEE CONCERNING THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE FIRST DRAFT OF THE GENERAL RECOMMENDATION ON TRAFFICKING IN WOMEN & GIRLS IN THE CONTEXT OF GLOBAL MIGRATION

Document number
3338
Date
16 December 2019
Title
JOINT WRITTEN SUBMISSION TO THE UN CEDAW COMMITTEE CONCERNING THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE FIRST DRAFT OF THE GENERAL RECOMMENDATION ON TRAFFICKING IN WOMEN & GIRLS IN THE CONTEXT OF GLOBAL MIGRATION
Author/publisher
IWRAW Asia Pacific - GAATW - FEMNET
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Document type(s)
Guidelines/Recommendations,
Keywords
CEDAW
Summary

This written submission is the outcome of the 2nd Global Convening on Trafficking in Women in the Context of Global Migration organized by the International Women’s Rights Action Watch Asia Pacific (IWRAW Asia Pacific) and the Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW) in collaboration with FEMNET from 2 to 4 December 2019, in Nairobi, Kenya. The Global Convening in Nairobi built on the analyses shared and recommendations developed at the 1st Global Convening on Trafficking organized by IWRAW Asia Pacific and GAATW in January 2019 in Bangkok. The Bangkok Global Convening underscored the significance of fore fronting the voices of global south women and of criminalised and marginalized groups of women as a way of challenging evidence uninformed, hegemonic responses to the grave human rights violation that is human trafficking. Consequently, at the Nairobi Global Convening 32 representatives from the women’s rights, labour rights, migrant rights and sex workers movements primarily from the African continent continued the consultative process of providing evidence and information to the ongoing development of a CEDAW general recommendation on trafficking in women and girls in the context of global migration. More significantly, they co-created the Feminist Anti Trafficking Manifesto.

The recommendations outlined below were developed by the participants at the Global Convening to feed into the draft CEDAW general recommendation. They complement the recommendations arising out of the Bangkok Global Convening on Trafficking in the context of Global Migration.