UNESCO contributes to the global fight against human trafficking by encouraging more effective and culturally appropriate responses based on research and community participation.
The basis of this policy-paper is a combination of qualitative analysis of interviews with stakeholders in 2004-2005 completed with a critical review and analysis of available literature on human trafficking, especially of women and children in Sub-Saharan Africa.
A first version of the policy-paper was presented to a variety of stakeholders during a regional workshop on “Human Trafficking in Southern Africa (Lesotho, Mozambique and South Africa): Root Causes and Policy Recommendations” organized by UNESCO in Pretoria, South Africa on 22-23 November 2005. Based on the comments gathered during the workshop, the paper was further improved through complementary research and analysis in May 2006 – March 2007.
It is intended to serve as a tool for advocacy and awareness-raising to fight human trafficking in South Africa, with concrete recommendations to be implemented by a wide range of actors working to fight human trafficking in South Africa (including the government, international and local organizations).
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