• Adult Children Exposed to Domestic Violence
  • Runaway & Homeless Youth Toolkit
  • Prevent Intimate Partner Violence
  • Violence Against Women Resource Library
  • Domestic Violence and Housing Technical Assistance Consortium
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Project
  • Building Comprehensive Solutions
  • National Resource Center on Domestic Violence

United Nations Convention against transnational organized crime and its Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children

General Material
General Material


  • The stated purpose of this Protocol is to prevent and combat the smuggling of migrants, to promote cooperation among States Parties and to protect the rights of smuggled immigrants
  • Document is broken down into 3 Annexes which are further organized into sections with sub-articles
  • Each section provides a statement of purpose and clear definitions of the issues that are being discussed (for example: 'organized criminal group' and 'serious crime' are defined)
  • Protocol supplies definitions, decisions, recommendations and requests regarding the nature of how to combat trafficking and aid victims. Some things that are addressed include: how to handle the return of smuggled immigrants, protection and assistance measures, prevention measures, border patrol measures, etc.