Fight against trafficking of women and girls for sexual and labour exploitation in the EU Commission

Fight against trafficking of women and girls for sexual and labour exploitation in the EU Commission

The rise in reports of trafficking in human beings is a matter of extreme concern, especially for feminists. As we know, women are far more likely to fall victims of trafficking, particularly for the purpose of sexual exploitation.

This phenomenon is in complete contradiction with our values, as well as European and national law. It shows that women are still, in many cases, denied of their humanity and objectified.

I would like to highlight the situation of trans sex workers, whose situation and voice is too often overlooked. Most trans murders are perpetrated against sex workers who often are already victims of human trafficking. Their experience must be taken into account and our policies should have a specific trans focus.

I am very curious to know what steps the Commission has concretely taken to put an end to trafficking of human beings. It is shameful to see that our governments pretend to take the issue of trafficking seriously when it comes to preventing migrants from reaching Europe, but fail to address it with the gravity it requires when it comes to women and trans people.