OSCE Alliance against Trafficking in Persons conference to stress non-discrimination and empowerment
The OSCE will stress the importance of non-discrimination and empowerment in anti-human trafficking efforts at its upcoming 12 th High-level Alliance against Trafficking in Persons conference in Vienna.
The conference, which will take place on October 11-12 th, aims to shed light on on an important area of prevention that deserves further attention and to explore how anti-trafficking and anti-discrimination measures can enhance each other.
The conference will examine:
How discrimination in its myriad forms (including discrimination based on race, gender, membership in a national or ethnic group, social and migration status) contributes to the increased vulnerability of certain groups to human trafficking, while at the same time acts to limit their access to services, care, protection and ultimately, social inclusion;
How a more robust use of the international human rights law framework and specifically the principles of non-discrimination and equality can reinforce the rights of trafficked persons, and offer additional channels of legal protection and entitlement;
How the concept of empowerment and the principle of non-discrimination can be used in prevention strategies for human trafficking, with examples of good practices.