PROJECTS AND CAMPAIGNS
Measures to Combat Trafficking in Human Beings
CATW and our partners engage in advocacy, education and prevention programs for victims of trafficking and prostitution in Asia, Africa, Latin America, Europe and North America, including the Untied States. CATW's work includes:
- AIDING VICTIMS OF TRAFFICKING AND SEXUAL EXPLOITATION
CATW and our partners provide multi-level services, financial aid, psychological support, housing, and legal advocacy for victims of sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation.
- THE PREVENTION PROJECT
To prevent women and children from becoming victims of commercial sexual exploitation, CATW carries out groundbreaking, multi-tiered programs that educate youth, government officials, law enforcement, and the public about the harm of human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation.
- ENDING THE DEMAND
It is the demand for the bodies of women and girls for commercial sex that is fueling sex trafficking. CATW and our partners carry out programs to educate male youth about the harm of commercial sexual exploitation to women and children, themselves and to communities.
- REDEFINING PROSTITUTION LAW
CATW advocates for legislation on local, national, and international levels to prevent women and children from becoming victims of human trafficking. CATW supports the Nordic Model, the world's first law to recognize prostitution as violence against women and a violation of human rights. It criminalizes the purchase of commercial sex and offers women and children an exit strategy. The Nordic Model originated in Sweden (1999) and has been passed in the Republic of Korea (South Korea, 2004), Norway (2009) and Iceland (2009).
- HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCACY
CATW engages in creative, principled advocacy and campaigns designed to create the social, political, and legal conditions that are inhospitable to human trafficking. As part of CATW's Global Campaign for a Sex Trafficking Free Internet, CATW led the successful protest in front of Craigslist's corporate headquarters in San Francisco, California that resulted in the removal of their "Adult Services" section, which was facilitating sex trafficking in the US and internationally.