5-6 JUNE 2018 / Tour & Taxis / Brussels

Understanding and preventing trafficking of women and girls

Recommendations from the ACP context and beyond

Brainstorming lab
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
16:15 to 17:30

In a world on the move, trafficking in human beings (THB) is a billion-dollar business with a high human cost. Globally, millions of people are estimated to be victims of this crime. In line with the SDGs, THB is explicitly recognized as a form of violence against women and girls, and gender and age are being identified as structural, underlying factors linked to THB. Indeed, identified victims are overwhelmingly female (71 %) and many are children (almost 1 in 3). This session will shed light on the nexus between gender, age and THB, with a strong emphasis on understanding socio-cultural factors and underlying mechanisms that render women and girls vulnerable to exploitation, as to ultimately prevent trafficking of these groups and to empower women and girls.

Organised by


Mathieu Jacques
Programme Manager
International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Irina Papancheva
EU Advocacy Manager
Lori Mann
Consultant - Facilitator
International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Chissey Mueller
Specialist, Counter Trafficking in Humanitarian Settings
International Organization for Migration (IOM)