Coalition Against Trafficking In Women – Asia Pacific (CATW-AP)


Policy Advocacy :

 

At the UN level, advocacy for the development of national, regional and international instruments addressing the issues of prostitution, trafficking and all forms of sexual exploitation;

Campaign for the ratification of the UN Optional Protocol on Trafficking of Persons Especially Women and Children, the Optional Protocol of the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), the UN Convention for the Protection of Migrant Workers and their Families;

Active participation in critical UN International Conferences such as the Beijing Conference on Women, ICPD, Vienna Conference on Human Rights, and the World Conference Against Racism;

Campaign in support of victim and survivors of trafficking and sexual exploitation;

Support for the Women’s International War Crimes Tribunal towards a just resolution for the victims of Japanese Military Sexual Slavery;

Dialogue at the national level with the frontline government agencies concerned with trafficking toward preventive and curative measures against trafficking and prostitution;

Campaigns on the issue of military prostitution in the Asia Pacific region, bride trade, sex tourism and other discriminatory and oppressive practices against women worldwide;

Advocacy for pro-women legislation and policies on prostitution, trafficking and all forms of Violence Against Women.