Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women
(GAATW) was founded 1994 by several feminist activist, partly in opposition to the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women
GAATWs is an international non-governmental organisation (NGO) fighting all forms of trafficking, particularly in women and children.
They apply a human rights approach to trafficking, which means:
- "Centering the human rights of trafficked persons and those in vulnerable situations, in all anti-trafficking activities;
- Acknowledging the equality of all persons to exercise, defend and promote their inherent, universal and indivisible human rights
- Non-discrimination on any grounds, including ethnic descent, age, sexual orientation or preference, religion, gender, age, nationality and occupation (including work in the informal sectors such as domestic work, sex work, etc.)
- Primacy of the principles of accountability, participation and inclusivity / non-discrimination in working methodologies, and organisational structures and procedures. In this respect, self-representation and organisation of those directly affected by trafficking are strongly encouraged and supported."