Last year marked the 15th anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Palermo Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children. Despite this, at least 20.9 million adults and children are bought and sold worldwide into commercial sexual servitude, forced labour and bonded labour. Of these, women and girls make up 98% of victims of trafficking for sexual exploitation.

MISSION: TO RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND HOW IT OPERATES AROUND THE GLOBE.

International Women's Initiative’s The Human Project is looking at forms of human trafficking that disproportionately affect women and girls and the methods of recruitment that target these groups. We will help to create a world where women and girls can live free from exploitation and full of dignity.

WHAT WE ARE DOING

In the initial phase of the project, The Human Project team will be producing regional and country reports to raise awareness of the trends trafficking in women around the world. The factsheets will include: 

  • Background and context setting

  • Common social, economic and political driving factors in the region

  • Focus on the demographics of a potential victim

  • Focus on the demographics of a ‘typical’ trafficker, and their relationship to the victim

  • Trafficking patterns and methods of recruitment

The Human Project will use the research on trends and recruitment tactics to facilitate early intervention and preventative awareness raising at a local level. We will ensure that women and girls are more aware of recruitment tactics and lessen their potential to become victims of trafficking themselves.


If you are interested in more information about The Human Project, please contact us below.

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