Reducing poverty and upholding human rights: a pragmatic approach
Trafficking in women is increasing in many countries around the world. This global problem is now well recognised by policy makers and aid agencies committed to poverty reduction in all its forms. This paper considers how Oxfam GB perceives the problem of trafficking of women in the context of its approach to poverty. It illustrates this position through a case study of a young woman whose human rights were violated through the process of trafficking, and provides examples of projects and programs implemented in various regions of the world to address to the underlying causes. Oxfam’s broad trafficking programme objectives are: to promote the fundamental rights of women; to protect potential victims and survivors of trafficking; to influence national policies, and regional and international conventions on women’s rights and trafficking.
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