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Report of the Expert Group on Strategies for Combating the Trafficking of Women and Children

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Trafficking of people (mostly women and children) for commercial sexual activities and forced labour is one of the fastest growing areas of international criminal activity – and one that is of huge concern. Trafficking in humans is now considered the third largest source of organised crime after drugs and arms. The Commonwealth Law Ministers at the 1999 meeting in Trinidad and Tobago concluded that the Commonwealth Secretariat should propose strategies to assist countries in developing national and regional initiatives against human trafficking. This title is the result of these proposals.

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Toward a Gender-Responsive, Rights-Based Perspective on Trafficking

There is a distinction between the concepts of sex and gender. Sex refers to the biological (genital & reproductive) distinctions between males and females that are fixed at birth and do not generally vary among human communities. Gender refers to differences in social roles, responsibilities, attributes and conduct deemed socially appropriate for men and women, and to ideas about how behaviour and activities should be valued or censured.

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