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CAP International Side Event on Championing the elimination of trafficking in human beings and the exploitation of prostitution

Championing the elimination of trafficking in human beings

and the exploitation of prostitution

Side event Parallel to 47th Human Rights Council & 79th CEDAW Sessions

Co-sponsored by France, Iceland & Sweden – In cooperation with OHCHR & OSCE/ODIHR

Tuesday 22 June 2021 – 12 pm CEST

In English – French – Spanish – German


On the occasion of the 47th Regular Session of the Human Rights Council and the 79th Session of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women in Geneva, CAP International gathers States, International organisations and Survivors leaders to highlight international human rights law and good practices to eliminate trafficking in human beings and the exploitation of prostitution.

Trafficking in human beings and the exploitation of prostitution constitute a serious violation of human rights. Most identified victims are women and girls, their sexual exploitation being the purpose of trafficking is linked to organised crime in most cases. The total number of victims has grown considerably following the unprecedented increase in migration and forced displacement, due to armed conflicts, persecution, human rights violations, and the outbreak of COVID-19.

6 months after the adoption of CEDAW General recommendation No. 38 on trafficking in women and girls in the context of global migration and 2 years after France and Sweden have developed a common strategy for combating human trafficking for sexual exploitation in Europe and globally, this event aims to create a platform to share lessons learned on efforts to eliminate sexual exploitation and to improve cooperation as well as to support advocacy, initiatives and the mobilisation of additional resources.

Panelists include:

  • Ms Anna JARDFELT, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Sweden to the UN in Geneva
  • Ms Tserenchunt BYAMBA-OCHIR, Survivor, Founder and Director of Talita Asia (Mongolia)
  • Ms Dalia LEINARTE, Former Chair and member of CEDAW Committee
  • Ms Youla HADDADIN, Senior Advisor on Trafficking in Persons, OHCHR
  • Ms Tatiana KOTLYARENKO, Advisor on Anti-Trafficking Issues, OSCE/ODIHR
  • Ms Sandra NORAK, Survivor (Germany), Member of OSCE/ODIHR International Survivors of Trafficking Advisory Council (ISTAC)
  • Ms Anna EKSTEDT, Swedish Ambassador-at-Large for Combating Trafficking in Persons
  • Mr Jean-Claude BRUNET, French Ambassador-at-Large against Transnational Criminal Threats
  • Representative of Iceland
  • Ms Mickey MEJI, Survivor, Founder of Kwanele (South Africa)
  • Ms Delphine BORIONE, French Ambassador-at-Large for Human rights

This event will be held online. In order to attend the event, please register online by clicking on this link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_sJ2dQemUSzycfPHN0OtFqg.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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