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NCJ Number: 220363 Find in a Library
Title: Trafficking of Women: U.S. Policy and International Law
Corporate Author: Ctr for Women Policy Studies
United States of America

Women's Environment & Development Organization (WEDO)
United States of America

League of Women Voters
United States of America
Date Published: 2007
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: Connect US Fund

Ctr for Women Policy Studies
Washington, DC 20036
League of Women Voters
Washington, DC
Women's Environment & Development Organization (WEDO)
New York , NY 10017
Sale Source: Women's Environment & Development Organization (WEDO)
355 Lexington Ave., 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10017
United States of America
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report looks at the trafficking of women and its impact on those women.
Abstract: The report found that the United States' (U.S.) anti-trafficking efforts have been primarily for the prosecution of traffickers rather than for protecting and advancing the victim's human rights. The United States needs a human rights framework in addition to its prosecution efforts. The U.S. Government should also ratify the United Nations Trafficking in Persons Protocol, enhance the ability to provide witness and victim protection, put more resources into training service providers, and require the State Department to stop giving undue credit to countries that have not really protected/advanced human rights. The purpose of the report was to look at the effect of trafficking on women. Of the 600,000 to 800,000 people trafficked across international borders each year, 70 percent are women. Women are vulnerable to trafficking primarily because of gender inequalities that impact economic and social status. Trafficking can include sex trafficking, debt bondage, involuntary servitude, and coerced or forced prostitution or labor. List of resources and publications
Main Term(s): Female victims; Trafficking in Persons
Index Term(s): Economic influences; Human rights; United Nations (UN)
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