CEDAW, February 2019

"On the occasion of its 72nd session, to be held in Geneva from 18 February to 8 March 2019, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women will hold a half-day of general discussion on trafficking in women and girls in the context of global migration in the framework of the provisions of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. The half-day of general discussion has been organized by OHCHR.

The purpose of the half-day of general discussion is to prepare the elaboration by the Committee of a General Recommendation on trafficking in women and girls in the context of global migration. The aim of the general recommendation will be to provide guidance to States parties to the Convention on the measures they should adopt to ensure full compliance with their obligations to respect, protect and fulfil women’s human rights in the context of trafficking and global migration."

All written submissions, including ours from the Canadian Alliance for Sex Work Law Reform, can be found online here: https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/CEDAW/Pages/GRTrafficking.aspx

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