The Italian Federation of University Women…

The Italian Federation of University Women addresses Human Trafficking at its congress in Rome

At its congress in Rome, the Italian Federation addressed the issue of Human Trafficking and recognized that:

“To prevent and combat trafficking, community awareness and education programs for parents and teachers are key, together with comprehensive training for grass-roots professionals who come into contact with trafficked women and girls. Funding is fundamental for media campaigns to educate girls about the dangers of travel and trafficking and for setting up shelters that provide psychological and vocational assistance and services.”

The Italian Federation also recognized Resolution 1998/6 which suggests NFAs to “urge their governments to support and implement the Declaration and Actions of the World Declaration Against Commercial Exploitation of Children, Stockholm, Sweden, 1996;” and “urge their governments to protect women and children, both male and female, from exploitation by: 1. implementing and enforcing laws prohibiting any type of exploitation of women and children especially trafficking and enforced prostitution; 2. developing and supporting educational and training programmes to raise women and children’s awareness of how they can avoid becoming victims of trafficking and ensnared or enforced prostitution; 3. developing and supporting educational and training programmes to raise public awareness of the social, cultural and financial implications of sex trafficking and other forms of sexual exploitation; 4. implementing and enforcing laws prohibiting sex tourism to foreign countries; 5. ensuring that work permits, if applicable, for foreign workers are not just shields for exploitation of women and children; and 6. assisting those who become victims of trafficking and exploitation.” (1998 No.6)


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