Uploaded on May 22, 2019

Country: Lebanon

Collaborators: SRI, Nasawiya

Key Words: Human Rights of Women; Sexual Violence; Discrimination Against Women; Sexuality Education; Abortion; Criminalization; Sexual Orientation; Gender Identity; Rights of Migrant Workers


Country: Malawi

Collaborators: SRI, Charlotte wezi Mesikano, Women’s Crisis Centre

Key Words: Sexual Orientation; Gender Identity; Criminalization; Sexual and Reproductive Health


Uploaded on May 10, 2019

This submission argues that the concept of trafficking should be debunked to give way to policies that ensure migrant rights and address migrant labour. In doing this, it deals with the definition of trafficking in the Convention and its consequent impact on women and girls, especially in the context of migration. The CEDAW Committee now has an opportunity to reframe the understanding of state obligations and standards on the issue of trafficking from a gender perspective, so that it is grounded in human rights and upholds bodily autonomy of women and girls.