Trafficking in human beings has become a priority issue of international and national organisations, governments, as well as corporations, businesses and philanthropists over the last decades. This community resource aims to increase the understanding of sex workers’ rights organisations on human trafficking policies and priorities in Europe and Central Asia.
The text explains the definitions and terms used in international human trafficking policies and explains why the definitions are still challenging even after nearly 20 years of their introduction. It also summarises what can indicate human trafficking according to international standards. As human trafficking is broadly considered a gross violation of human rights, the document also gives an overview of the rights that all victims of trafficking should enjoy, accompanied by short descriptions of challenges in their realisation.