Trafficking: Study on the gender dimension of trafficking in human beings

March 21, 2016

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CWASU was one of 12 European colleagues, with Lancaster University as lead, conducting the above study, which demonstrated that 96% of those trafficked for sexual exploitation are female whereas 74% of those trafficked for labour exploitation are male.

This research, prepared under a contract with the European Commission, was published and launched on March 21, 2016 in Brussels at the European Parliament.

Prof Liz Kelly lead on and contributed to the following:

  • Establishment of national and transnational referral mechanism
  • Identification of victims
  • Strengthen the fundamental rights in anti-trafficking policy and related actions
  • Cross-cutting principle: ‘anchored in human rights’
  • Understanding and reducing demand, including Article 23
  • Establishment of national multi-disciplinary law and order units
  • High level integrative analysis especially on Article 23 and post-2016 Strategy