This publication acknowledges the adoption of many international standards and the promotion of regional agreements. At the same time, legislation against trafficking is often considered within the broader context of criminalizing prostitution, addressing organized crime and controlling migration. Although these are important issues, a focus only on these perspectives fails to adequately address the full complexity and dynamics of human trafficking, and fails to give distinct consideration to child trafficking. Existing laws therefore need to be amended and new laws enacted to fully conform with international standards.
The publication was presented during the South Asia Preparatory Consultation for World Congress III against Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adolescents, in Kathmandu. South Asia in Action: Preventing and responding to child trafficking. Child rights-based programme practices South Asia in Action: Preventing and responding to child trafficking. Summary report