Submission to CEDAW on Trafficking of Women and Girls in the Context of Global Migration

18 February 2019

Submitted in original language: English 

WILPF made this submission to the CEDAW Committee’s half-day of general discussion on trafficking in women and girls in the context of global migration, which was held on 22 February 2019. The purpose of the half-day of general discussion was to prepare the elaboration by the Committee of a General Recommendation on trafficking in women and girls in the context of global migration. In addition to making a written submission, WILPF made an oral statement at that meeting. 

In our contributions, we highlighted the need for the CEDAW Committee to address the critical impact that foreign military bases and military interventions have on trafficking of women and girls. In doing so, we drew, for example, from the analysis in WILPF’s report Remote warfare and sexual violence in Djibouti.

Download the PDF version of the Submission to CEDAW on Trafficking of Women and Girls in the Context of Global Migration

See also 2020 submission on the first version of the draft general recommendation.