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2 Community Based Interventions to prevent Child Trafficking Nikhil Roy Programme Team Manager

3 What is Child Trafficking? Definition set out in the Palermo Protocol- 3 key elements: Recruitment, Abusive means of control, Subsequent exploitation Related issues and definitions set out in: CRC, ILO Convention Worst Forms of child labour

4 Consequences of Child trafficking? Children are exploited: for sex; forced labour including domestic work; begging; marriage, adoption, organs.

5 Vulnerability factors: Poverty Low school enrolment Lack of birth registration Children without caregivers Humanitarian disasters and armed conflicts

6 Vulnerability factors: Demand for exploitative sex Demand for cheap labour Traditions and cultural values

7 What can be done? Anti-Slavery Internationals work in West Africa Lessons from our Global campaign

8 Contact with and involvement of the children: Meeting places Involving former victims Door to door Hotlines Focus groups

9 Parents, schools, employers, community leaders: Education and awareness raising Teaching about rights Vigilance committees Tackling root causes Using the media

10 Beyond the community - wider interventions: Legislation and enforcement National plan of action Strengthening capacities of law enforcement agencies Poverty alleviation Political will

11 A song by Freedom Cake (Togo): A child is our future If a child leaves the family and works, if a child is not educated The family will have a problem If a child leaves the country and is trafficked, the country will have a problem

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