Commission on the Status of Women Session 57

ACRATH Presence at CSW 57

ACRATH member, Sr Lucy Van Kessels reported on her experience of being in New York during the 57th Session of the Commission for the Status of Women:

“During the recent Commission on the Status of Women 57 in New York at the United Nations a number of sessions were held on trafficking and migration. We were told that the largest human migration in history was currently occurring. People smuggling and trafficking have increased due to restrictive migrant practices and immigration policies. Martin Fowke (UNDOC) said new laws are not needed current ones must be implemented: 154 countries have signed the Trafficking in Persons Protocol and 135 the Smuggling protocols, yet 34% of countries failed to prosecute any traffickers recently…”  Read more

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