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Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

III.11 States must eradicate trafficking

Trafficking, as a form of sexual violence, is a human rights violation and can be a threat to international peace and security. Conflict and post-conflict situations can create demand for women's exploitation. Conflict-affected regions are frequently areas of origin, transit and destination. Third-party countries facilitate trafficking when they restrict migrant influxes out of conflict-affected areas. Restrictive, sex-specific or discriminatory migration policies that limit opportunities for women and girls fleeing conflict zones heightens their vulnerability to exploitation and trafficking.

Under article 6, States must take all appropriate measures to combat all forms of trafficking in women and exploitation of prostitution of women. They should:

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