Trafficking of women and girls in Latin America and the Caribbean: Regional Challenges


Trafficking in persons is a human rights violation and a profitable criminal enterprise that generates millions of dollars a year in illegal profits throughout the world. Though international human rights standards exist on the obligation of States to protect the victims of these crimes, the focus on crime and control of migration, as opposed to a human rights-based approach to address trafficking in persons has created significant obstacles in terms of these victims’ ability to exercise their rights and recover their life projects.

In order to analyze this situation, the Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM) through the Follow-up Mechanism to the Belém do Pará Convention (MESECVI)  and Women’s Link Worldwide invite you to the round table “Trafficking of women and girls in Latin America and the Caribbean: Challenges and Regional approaches”.

In addition, it will present the report “Victims of Trafficking in Latin America: Between Vulnerability and Indifference,” which seeks to highlight the challenges faced by victims and potential victims of trafficking in Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay and Peru in terms of accessing their fundamental rights to protection and assistance.

Registration here.

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