Balkans

CATW February 25, 2013 Southeast Europe

Centre for Sexual Rights, and the Centre for Women’s Studies in Zagreb organized an international conference “Preventing Trafficking in Conflict and Post Conflict Situations: Who Is Responsible”.

Sponsored by a joint CATW European Women’s Lobby (EWL) project, in conjunction with the Centre for Women War Victims –ROSA, the Women’s Room – Centre for Sexual Rights, and the Centre for Women’s Studies in Zagreb organized an international conference Preventing Trafficking in Conflict and Post Conflict Situations: Who Is Responsiblein Zagreb, Croatia. Representation from 15 countries participated in the conference. The conference concluded with a discussion of resolutions to be sent to governments, international agencies, NGOS, and members of civil society throughout the region. One of the key resolutions addressed the implementation of the UN zero-tolerance policy on prostitution and sexual exploitation for its peacekeeping, police, and humanitarian staff. The conference resolution underscored that “Governments that contribute to peacekeeping operations should publicize the UN policy of zero tolerance for the use of prostituted women by UN peacekeepers, personnel, train their peacekeeping forces, implement the policy, and take responsibility for punishing abusers.”