engages in advocacy, education, victim services and prevention programs for victims of trafficking and prostitution in Asia, Africa, Latin America, Europe and North America.
lobby groups' suggested definition of trafficking for the Palermo Protocol during negotiations was: "the recruitment, transportation within or across borders, purchase, sale, transfer, receipt or harbouring of a person for the purposes of prostitution, sexual exploitation, exploiting the marriage of such a person, exploited labour, or slavery-like practices with or without the consent of the victims" (my emphasis) (CATW
, 1999 as quoted in Doezema, "Now you see her", 72).
22) An Introduction to CATW
, COALITION AGAINST TRAFFICKING IN WOMEN, http://www.
The struggle--led by the CATW
to create a definition of trafficking that would penalize traffickers while ensuring that all victims of trafficking would be protected--succeeded when a compromise proposal by Sweden was agreed to.
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CASE STUDY: RE-EDUCATING YOUNG PHILIPPINE TRUCK DRIVERS
Dr Janice Raymond, CATW
co-director, said: "Women are sold as commodities in the Dutch sex industry, and Thomas Cook charges tourists to see the marketable products and chuckle at the human merchandise.
said children on the tour could be traumatised.
Civil libertarian and liberal institutions should not be in the position of profiting from and defending the practice of women and children being bought and sold for prostituted sex," says Norma Ramos, Executive Director of CATW