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MAAT issue a policy paper on “Women trafficking… a description and a vision to fill the legislative loopholes”

MAAT issue a policy paper on “Women trafficking… a description and a vision to fill the legislative loopholes”

MAAT urges the Egyptian government to respect the deadlines for the submission of periodic reports concerning the implementation of the Convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women and tighten sanctions in the fight against prostitution law

The “Public Policy and Human Rights Analysis Unit” at MAAT for Peace, Development and Human Rights issued a policy paper entitled “Women trafficking… a description and a vision to fill the legislative loopholes”. This paper comes in the framework of the Unit’s attention to the recommendations that have been submitted to Egypt in light of the UPR and the position of the Egyptian government concerning these recommendations in light of the implementation of the “Universal Periodic Review as a Tool to Improve Public Policy During the Transitional Period” project, funded by the European Union during 2016-2017. The Foundation has focused on highlighting the issue through a policy paper outlining the most important dilemmas of the phenomenon of women trafficking in order to reduce the phenomenon.

The paper addressed several topics, where it covered in the first axis the historical relationship between the exploitation of women and human trafficking, defining the most recognized shapes of women trafficking processes. In the second axis, the paper tackled the forms and types of women trafficking in Egypt, and mentioned the causes and economic, social and legal motives of this phenomenon.

The paper was concluded with a set of recommendations, most importantly the assumption of civil society of its role in urging the government to respect the deadlines for the submission of periodic reports concerning the implementation of the Convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women, to discuss these reports with international bodies, to include experts and specialists in their preparation and to accept international consultancy in order to advance women’s situation, promote their rights and freedoms and their respect.

The policy paper also demanded to tighten sanctions of anti- prostitution law in particular with regard to incitement to debauchery or to circumvent the women to entrap them in prostitution or their employment in immoral acts, to reach aggravated confinement for a period not less than ten years and a fine of not less than one million pounds.

The paper also called for the integration of learning contents in pre – university education supporting the combat of discrimination against women and working to instill a culture of quality and prevent the exploitation of woman.

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