Trafficking in women:


Tackling the issue of traficking in women has not been cosidered yet in the Arab region, specifically trafficked women who are from the Arab neighboring countires. women from  Egypt, Iraq, Morroco, Tunisia and some other countries have been brought to Jordan under different justifications in order to be used in "sex trade". from Egypt, women are misled through the fake marriages , and Iraqi refugee women who are forced into prostitution due to the bad econmoic conditions.




How this project will face trafficking in women:


This Action will pilot the development of a network of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Jordan, Egypt and Morocco, specializing in human trafficking  who will work cooperatively at national and regional levels to form a regional response to trafficking against women. The project’s activities include prevention for at-risk groups; protection, recovery and repatriation for victims; and campaigns to criminalize trafficking activities in the target countries.

The collaboration with NGOs and key stakeholders will ensure a holistic response- that trafficked women (TW), women at-risk of trafficking-  access needed prevention, recovery, protection and repatriation initiatives, whether in a country of origin, transit or destination.  The project is led by the Jordanian Women’s Union (JWU), in partnership with the Egyptian Centre for Women's Issues and with the Moroccan Society to Combat Violence against Women - all legal, secular, and non- profit NGOs with common visions to reduce violence against women.

Since 1996, the JWU has been developing a ‎comprehensive ‎and multidisciplinary approach towards VAW in Jordan and the region.  JWU's approach is to:  work with all actors, NGOs and social authorities, ‎judicial, law ‎enforcement and embassies to support the recovery of individual victims, thereby building knowledge about the issue; informed by the needs of WVV, build capacities of rights-based NGOs in the Arab World to use diverse interventions (i.e. rights-based support of individuals to initiatives that address systemic causes of inequality), and to build a culture of democracy. Form coalitions with rights-based NGOs to lobby and campaign nationally and regionally for legislative reform and the ratification and implementation of relevant conventions and protocols.


Strategies of the project


 JWU has three major strategies for this project that are vital for any project tackling trafficking, prevention, protection and criminalization strategies. As the issue involves different actors, occur at different levels, and has major impacts on  women’s lives as well as on societal development , it requires strategies to be holistic and tactical mechanisms to ensure a better response.


1- Prevention of trafficking Strategy

      • carry out public outreach regarding risks of trafficking and exploitation in target countries

2- Criminalization of trafficking

      • Analyse and propose amendments to Jordan's anti-trafficking legislation


      • Propose anti-trafficking laws in Egypt and Morocco

      • Lobby governments to implement anti-trafficking laws


      • Provide trafficked persons with legal aid necessary pursue criminal prosecution

3- Protection of TF Strategy


      • Train medical, legal and psycholosocial staff to support unique needs of VT in Jordan,  and Egypt

      • Establish a shelter in Egypt, support existing shelters Jordan and

4- Coordination Strategy


      • Establish National Anti-trafficking Multistakeholder committees  (gov't, ngos, embassies, and private sector) in each country

      • establish a Regional Anti-trafficking Multistakeholder committee

      • Develop regional strategy to fight trafficking

      • Engage neighboring countries

The project is expected to result in :

  1. draft of a Developed judicial and law enforcement procedures to fight trafficking that will have been used in advocated and lobbyed for trafficked women human rights

  2.  35 well trained lawyers in the court litigation  and law actions

  3. 35well trained social workers in the three countries to deal with victims

  4. A regional strategy to combat trafficking will be produced out of the national meetings and the regional conference

  5.  A shelter in egypt receiving cases of women

  6. A booklet that includes legal procedures in the three countries, a copy of the unifed contract,  addresses of the support centres and vital information for women will be published and dissiminated

  7. Local comittees of NGOs , embasses, official departments and police will be formed to coordinate the work in the three countries , in addition to a regional committee to oversee the work and develop strategies




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