Countering Child Trafficking

Trafficking is endemic. It is a multi-dimensional form of violence which particularly targets children. As far as child trafficking is concerned, Pakistan is a country of origin, transit and  destination. To counter trafficking in persons, and child trafficking in particular, Pakistan has  enacted a special law the Prevention of Trafficking in Persons Act 2018 which criminalizes cross-border as well as internal trafficking.

Learn more about GDP’s action to counter this worst form of VAC;

1. Collaboration with KP Women Parliamentary Caucus to End Child Trafficking

  • In July 2021, the WPC organized a consultation on “trafficking in persons act 2018”, in collaboration with GDP, with multi stakeholders from KP. The purpose of this multi-stakeholder meeting on ‘Women & Children Trafficking Issues in KP’ was to:

i. Review the existing legislation on child and women trafficking for policy & legal reforms;  

ii. Improve the enforcement of the existing laws at the provincial level;

iii. Enhance the inter-agency coordination mechanism to counter trafficking of women and children in KP.

  • Please click on the link below to read the report.