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All-China Women's Federation (ACWF)

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All-China Women's Federation
15 Jianguomennei Daijie
Dongcheng District
Beijing 100730
People's Republic of China

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If calling from China:

Tel: 010 6510 3550
Fax: 010 8511 2107

If calling from overseas:

Tel: +86 10 6510 3550
Fax: +86 10 8511 2107

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Activities

The All-China Women's Federation (ACWF) prepared and distributed an anti-trafficking manual with the help of the Ministry of Justice.

A national level training class for the cooperative project between China and Australia aimed at eradicating the trafficking in women and children was held on April 1, 2002 in Chengdu, Sichuan Province. The ACWF and the Australian Committee on Human Rights and Equal Opportunities jointly sponsored the course. One hundred people from women's federations, public security bureaus, labor bureaus, and procuratorates and courts at all levels from Guizhou and Sichuan provinces participated.

The training class lasted four days. During the program, Chinese and foreign experts gave special lectures on relevant situations and countermeasures, the functions of women's federations, social gender, and gender and human rights. Explaining their own practices, trainees participated in ardent discussions with the experts. Participants unanimously agreed the training class helped improve the ability of government leaders, law enforcement officials and working personnel of women's federations at the grass-roots level to fight trafficking. They said it also helped promote the establishment of a multi-department cooperative working mechanism in the provinces.

The All-China Women's Federation also assists victims in obtaining medical and psychological treatment.

Current Projects:

Project to Prevent Trafficking in Girls and Young Women for Labour Exploitation within China

Rapid economic development along China's east coast and an estimated 150 million surplus labourers in rural areas have resulted in massive internal migration in the world's most populous country. In 2002, an estimated 94 million Chinese farmers migrated for work. Though men constitute the majority of the migrant labour force, the percentage of women relocating is quickly rising, especially in the younger age group.

This mass movement of such huge numbers of rural surplus labourers has created opportunities for those seeking to exploit those most vulnerable – i.e. girls and young women – as they often migrate at lower ages than men, and with lower average levels of education. In particular, those that migrate are often unknowledgeable about the dangers and ill-prepared and use the services of non-registered recruitment agencies. Relevant data confirms an increase in the number of cases of trafficking into the 'entertainment' sector, in particular in the age range of 16-20.

Main objectives:

The project has three major objectives as follows:

• Mobilized key stakeholders effectively to prevent trafficking in girls and young women for labour exploitation.

• In place integrated, effective and sustainable responses to trafficking in girls and young women for labour exploitation in both sending and receiving areas – and which can serve as models.

• Strengthened national and sub-national policy frameworks and implementation capacity to prevent trafficking in girls and young women for labour exploitation

 

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