Thursday, July 31, 2008

Strategies and Priorities

1) Take a gender and rights based approach to addressing the concerns of women migrant workers and trafficked persons and in ensuring their rights are respected and respected.

2) Promote the incorporation of human rights standards including those outlined in international human rights instruments and treaties such as the Palermo protocol on trafficking in persons (supplementary to the UN Convention on Transnational Organized Crime), CEDAW (Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women), the UN Convention on Migrant Workers and their Families, the international humanitarian law, among others.

3) Promote the empowerment and self –organization of women such as the ex-comfort women, trafficked persons, the migrant women workers; strengthen their capacities; and ensure their voices in policy making processes that advocate for justice and changes in their social and working environments, and allow them to claim for their rights and benefits.

4) Promote policy dialogue, advocacy and sharing of good practices as well as critique of practices that promote harm to affected sectors of women and girl children.

5) Raise awareness of communities of the human rights issues and change of perceptions –from victims to empowered agents of change, self-determination and transformation, and facilitate capacity building as well as nurturing of self-esteem.

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