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Trafficking of women and children in the Arab region: A regional perspective

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This publication examines the trafficking in persons within and among the countries of the ESCWA region, focusing on the primary victims of trafficking, namely: women and children. It concentrates on the following three areas: (a) congruence of national laws, with applicable international instruments in the ESCWA region; (b) national efforts undertaken by governments and civil society institutions to protect victims of trafficking, including the provision of legal assistance and of medical, psychological and social rehabilitation services; and (c) national efforts aimed at preventing human trafficking through capacity-building activities, advocacy and awareness campaigns and dissemination of data. It concludes with policy recommendations to combat this phenomenon at national and regional levels