UN Webcast – Stakeholder hearing on review the Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons

This stakeholder hearing was held on June 23rd.   The Agenda for the day GPOA 2017 Appraisal Multi-Stakeholder Hearing PGA Letter 2017-06-19 (Provisional Programme  will give you the structure of the day and who the panelists are.   This is the link to the morning session.  Listen to the trafficking survivor, Ms Withelma “T” Ortiz Walker Pettigrew who spoke of her experience in the USA.  See 16.4  “T” spoke of the need for a

  • Multi-disclipinary team approach
  • Trauma informed care
  • Women and girls need a seat at the table
  • Compensation for survivors
  • Target male demand
  • Survivors stand against labels and stigma

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See 1.21 and following to hear ‘Equality Now ‘and ‘Coalition Against Trafficking Person’ deliver their statements   See See 1.36 to hear you know who!

The moderator from UN Women Ms. Purna Sen made the following comment.  “Women and girls represent 71% of all trafficked victims detected globally, and represent 96% of women and girls who are victims of trafficking for sexual exploitation and young girls represent two thirds of all child trafficking victims and the % of girls trafficked in all forms of trafficking is actually the increase.”

The second panel focused on trafficking in persons in armed conflict, humanitarian crisis and natural disasters.  It was moderated by an Irish lady ‘Grainne Ohara,’ Deputy Director of the Executive Office UNHCR.


2 comments on “UN Webcast – Stakeholder hearing on review the Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons

  1. Donatus says:

    This approach of coalition is a score for the representing organizations and a benefit to the many invisible trafficked persons in the global world.

    Weak state policies on migration and trafficking is largely attributed to this phenomena. This is based on my experience with Solidarity with women in Distress, Mombasa- Kenya.

  2. winifredd says:

    Thanks for your comment.

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