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Sacred Space / A Garden of Dreams  presents some reflections on Human Trafficking. To learn more go to this link   Learn more about a new initiative  SDG Alliance 8.7 – join forces globally to end child labour, forced labour, modern slavery and human trafficking.  This initiative is launched by the International Labour Organization (ILO).

You might be wondering what SDG and 8.7 mean.  SDG is Sustainable Development Goal and 8 is reference to Goal 8 and 7 is a target within the goal.  SGD Target 8.7 calls on all to take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labour, end modern slavery and human trafficking and secure the prohibition and elimination of all forms of child labour as an essential step to achieving decent work for all, full and productive employment and inclusive and sustained economic growth .See the document published on February 12th for more information.

There is a diagram showing the intersectionality of the sustainable development goals in relation to Goal 8 “Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all”  and the target 8.7 above.

Trafficking in persons is mentioned three times in the outcome document of CSW60 Paragraph 12 recognizing that trafficking in persons disproportionately affects women and girls.  Paragraph 15 Trafficking in persons is listed as violence against women and girls and in the operative paragraph m ensure that the rights and specific needs of women and girls affected and displaced by trafficking in persons, are addressed in national and international plans, strategies and responses…

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