Combating Child Trafficking - a handbook for parliamentarians 2005

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Varje dag köps och säljs barn världen över, även i Europa. Trafficking är en industri som redan omsätter miljardbelopp och mycket tyder på att den fortsätter att växa. Den här handboken riktar sig till riksdagsledamöter och ger exempel på åtgärder för att sätta stopp för trafficking av barn.
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  HANDBOOK FOR PARLIAMENTARIANS N° 9 2005 INTER-PARLIAMENTARY UNION  Foreword Every day, children are bought, sold and transported away from their homes. Thetrafficking of human beings is a multibillion dollar business that appears to be growing.Child trafficking is illegal. It is also extremely harmful, as trafficked children arephysically and sexually exploited and abused. Obtaining accurate data on childtrafficking is difficult because it is a criminal activity, and because lawmakers andpublic servants often find it difficult to acknowledge and confront the scale of theproblem. As parliamentarians, you can make a difference in preventing and responding tochild trafficking in your country and around the world.There has been important progress in the global fight to end child trafficking. Aninternational convention has defined the crime of trafficking and created legal measuresto end it; comprehensive legislation has been enacted by countries in both thedeveloped and developing world; multilateral agreements have been implementedto foster greater intercountry and international coordination. And children themselveshave spoken about the harm caused by trafficking and the need for protection.But there is much more to be done to make the elimination of child trafficking a reality.This handbook, a collaborative effort of the Inter-Parliamentary Union and UNICEF,addresses some of the key measures that parliamentarians can take to end childtrafficking. It outlines specific steps - including laws, policies and advocacy efforts -which parliamentarians around the world are taking to make children safer from thisscourge.Our children deserve our best efforts. As parliamentarians, you have the power thatchildren lack. You can make a lasting difference in the lives of children caught in thenightmare of trafficking throughout the world. Anders B. JohnssonCarol BellamySecretary GeneralExecutive Director Inter-Parliamentary UnionUnited Nations Children’s Fund 3
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