Combating Trafficking in Women and Children

A Gender and Human Rights Framework

Authored by: Noeleen Heyzer

Categories: Human Rights
Sub-Categories: Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV), Sexual and Reproductive Health
Region: No Region
Year: 2002
Citation: Heyzer, Noeleen. "Combating Trafficking in Women and Children: A Gender and Human Rights Framework." Paper presented at The Human Rights Challenge of Globalization: Asia-Pacific-US: The Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, Honolulu, Hawaii, November 13-15, 2002.

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Executive Summary

This speech focuses on international trafficking in women and children. It contends that trafficking needs to be considered as a significant part of conflict zones and crisis situations, in that the movements of people interact with the structure of equality in those situations.