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Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

The Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children, Ms. Joy Ngozi Ezeilo, has participated in the 57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), in New York from 4 to 15 March 2013. The main focus of this CSW session is the Elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls.

During the session, the Special Rapporteur has delivered a statement in which she highlighted that trafficking in persons by its nature, characteristics and consequences is intertwined with violence predominantly targeting women and girls. She also affirmed that responding to trafficking as a form of violence against women and girls requires a multifaceted approach based on prevention measures by not only Governments, but also other stakeholders such as civil society organizations, international organizations and the private sector.

Statement of the Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children, Ms. Joy Ngozi Ezeilo, Monday, 11 March 2013

The Special Rapporteur, Ms. Joy Ngozi Ezeilo, has also convened a side event on theRight to Effective Remedies for Trafficked Persons” on 14 March 2013, 13.15-14.30 pm, Conference room B, United Nations Headquarters, New York. The side event is intended to provide an opportunity for the Special Rapporteur to present the findings of her reports on the right to an effective remedy presented to the UN General Assembly and the Human Rights Council to the audience present at the Commission on the Status of Women and seek inputs and comments from States, relevant UN entities, regional, intergovernmental bodies and organizations, academia and the civil society on the draft Basic Principles on the right to effective remedies.

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