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

March 21, 2016


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