Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW)
The Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW) was formed in Chiang Mai, Thailand in October 1994. GAATW has since grown into a movement of members consisting of both organisations and individuals worldwide, and has organised and facilitated work on issues related to trafficking in persons and women's labour migration in virtually every region of the world.
TGAATW's aim is to ensure that the human rights of trafficked persons are respected and protected by authorities and agencies. Its strategy is to promote the involvement of grassroots women in all work against trafficking in persons to ensure that any work done addresses the real problems. It works to empower women rather than treat them as victims. In particular, GAATW addresses the diverse issues arising from the trafficking in persons as currently defined in the Palermo Protocol. Within this framework, it addresses the core aspects of trafficking in persons: forced labour and services in all sectors of the formal and informal economy as well as the public and private organisation of work. Furthermore, GAATW promotes and defends the rights and safety of all migrants and their families against the threats of an increasingly globalised and informal labour market.
GAATW International Secretariat
191/41, 6th Floor, Sivalai Condominium,
Soi 33 Itsaraphap Road,
Bangkok-Yai, Bangkok 10600, Thailand
For more information: http://www.gaatw.org/