Human trafficking is a phenomenon that is of great concern to members of the Network of Women Parliamentarians of the Americas. Its international scope is undeniable. Human trafficking primarily affects women, teenage girls and children and represents a serious offence against the safety, well‑being and basic rights of its victims. Adopted as the Network’s main theme for its 20062008 term, Human trafficking was the subject of an in‑depth study carried out over that period, particularly through conferences and seminars.
Designed by the Network’s Secretariat, the document databank, TRAFICAS Human Trafficking in the Americas, represents a valuable source of information not only in support of a continuation of the work carried out by Network members, but also for anyone interested in the subject. The databank inventories the main standard-setting and legal instruments that deal with human trafficking at international and inter-American levels, as well as various reports on the subject. It also proposes action guides, online resources and numerous studies grouped by theme. Lastly, the databank lists the most important pieces of national legislation on human trafficking in force in American countries. In keeping with the COPA’s and the Network’s multilingual character, the document databank comprises reference material in all four of the organization’s official languages: Spanish, English, Portuguese and French.
TRAFICAS (September 10, 2008, PDF, 1230 Ko)
Created by the Network of Women Parliamentarians of the Americas Secretariat, this document database presents the main studies and analysis on the impact and application of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and its optional protocol in the Americas. Its purpose is to inform parliamentarians as well as researchers and students interested in these issues. The document databank groups texts by them and includes a list of relevant Websites in Spanish, English, Portuguese, and French.
CEDAW (May 30, 2006, PDF 339 Ko)
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Created by the Network of Women Parliamentarians of the Americas Secretariat, this document databank presents the main studies and analyses on the impact of migration on women within the context of hemispheric integration as well as in other regions. Its purpose is to inform parliamentarians as well as researchers and students interested in these issues. The document databank groups texts by theme and includes a list of relevant Websites. The texts and Websites are identified by one of the four languages of the Parliamentary Confederation of the Americas (COPA).
Women and Migrations (May 7, 2005, PDF 364 Ko)
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Designed by the Secretariat of the Network of Women Parliamentarians of the Americas, this document databank presents the main studies and analyses concerning the impacts of trade liberalization on women, devoting particular attention to the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA). Its aim is to inform parliamentarians, as well as researchers and students, who are interested in these issues. The document databank contains texts categorized according to theme, as well as a list of relevant web sites in Spanish, English, Portuguese and French.
Designed and set up by the Network of Women Parliamentarians of the Americas, the GAIA Document Databank presents the main published studies and analyses concerning gender budgets, while giving a special attention to publications and initiatives carried out in the Americas. The databank’s principal objective is to inform parliamentarians about basic concepts and tools that allow a gender analysis of national or local budgets. By referring to various initiatives existing in different countries, to specialized websites and to some people specialized in this matter, this Document Databank also offers support to parliamentarians interested in developing such a project in their own assembly.
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