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Women's Rights/ Children's Rights/ Trafficking in Human Beings

Women's Rights/ Children's Rights/ Trafficking in Human Beings

The three heterogeneous human rights topics have specific approaches, but are also marked with similarities.

First, it is an issue of rights of certain social groups (women, children), by strengthening and emancipating them and the need for mainstreaming their rights. In women's rights the gender dimension is an essential element. In the field of children's rights, the generation and age dimension are of great significance. Women’s and children’s right play a conducive role in the development of human rights between private entities (obligation to protect).

Human trafficking provides close ties with both protection of women’s rights as well as of children’s rights. Human trafficking means transportation of persons within a country or across borders by means of for example use of force or of deception for the purpose of exploitation.

Human trafficking has attained much attention on the international and European level, however, with modest success. The challenge is to reach a balance between the well developed law enforcement and the cooperation for protection of victim and prevention of trafficking and to provide monitoring mechanisms based on human rights in all these areas.

Concerning all three research areas the team identifies questions concerning “protection from violence and exploitation”, “access to justice” and “monitoring” as essential part of the research programme. With regard to methodology, a participatory research methodology with persons affected by human rights violations is applied.

International Expert Round Table with Helmut Sax

Understanding the Linkages between (Labour) Exploitation, Migration & Human Trafficking

On Tuesday, September 14th, our colleague and child rights expert Helmut Sax will speak at the international Think-tank event "Understanding the Linkages between (Labor) Exploitation, Migration & Human Trafficking" on the subject of human trafficking and migration.

"Access to justice for migrants requires institutional support, both for adults and for young people," so Helmut Sax. During the panel discussion, the experts will discuss the gap between theory and practice, give a deep insight into reality and suggest possible solutions.

 

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Location: 
Chamber of Labour, Theresianumgasse 16-18, 4th District, Vienna

World Women's Day 2021

Karin Lukas on World Women's Day

"It is disconcerting that we still have to discuss the gender pay gap in 2021", Karin Lukas, Senior Researcher at LBI Fundamental and Human Rights (LBI-GMR), and President of the European Committee of Social Rights (CoE-ECSR), says. "International Women’s Day reminds us that some progress has been made, but we need to do much more to achieve plain justice for women, in the labour market and beyond."

PUBLICATION: A Commentary on the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings

A Commentary on the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings

A Commentary on the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings
Edited by Julia Planitzer and Helmut Sax, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Fundamental and Human Rights
Contributors include: V. Espig, N. Katona, B. Linder, S. Mullally, R. Piotrowicz, J. Planitzer, C. Rijken, H. Sax, K. Simonova, V. Stoyanova 

VIDEO // RiVi online event: Rights of Victims of Survived Bodily Harm: Improved Access to Clinical Forensic Examinations

VIDEO // RiVi online event: Rights of Victims of Survived Bodily Harm: Improved Access to Clinical Forensic Examinations

Within the scope of the EU-funded RiVi project “Rights of Victims of Survived Bodily Harm: Improved Access to Clinical Forensic Examinations”, an international awareness-raising event took place on 26 November 2020. Since February 2019, the RiVi project aims at strengthening the rights of victims of violence according to the EU Victims’ Rights Directive and sensitising relevant stakeholders for clinical forensic examinations, especially medical professionals. Watch the video of the online event here.

ONLINE EVENT: RiVi - Rights of Victims of Survived Bodily Harm. Improved Access to Clinical Forensic Examinations

Screenshot of the speakers at the event

Within the scope of the EU-funded RiVi project “Rights of Victims of Survived Bodily Harm: Improved Access to Clinical Forensic Examinations”, an international awareness-raising event took place on 26 November 2020. Since February 2019, the RiVi project aims at strengthening the rights of victims of violence according to the EU Victims’ Rights Directive and sensitising relevant stakeholders for clinical forensic examinations, especially medical professionals. This is intended to improve access to such examinations as well as to secure comprehensive evidence in order to strengthen the position of the person in possible future legal proceedings.