Coalition Against Trafficking in Women

CATW International

CATW Asia-Pacific


Speaking of prostitution (2013) An excellent resource from the Swedish feminist organisation Kvinnofronten. It provides many arguments to counter the pro-prostitution lobby and is written in a  straight forward, non-academic style. 

What Happens When Prostitution Becomes Work? An Update on Legalisation of Prostitution in Australia. A paper by Mary Sullivan (CATWA)

Prostitution Research and Education A very comprehensive site

Report on Prostitution in four countries Evidence submitted by Julie Bindel and Liz Kelly for the Prostitution Tolerance Zones (Scotland) Bill. The document covers issues related to prostitution in Victoria, Ireland, the Netherlands and Sweden.

Facts Sheet on Prostitution in Sweden A useful summary document on the Swedish situation prepared by the Ministry of Industry, Employment and Communications (2004) pdf format

Sex Trafficking and Human Rights

UNHRC Report on Trafficking in Persons 2009 This is the report from the UN Special Rapporteur on Trafficking, presented to the 10th Session of the Human Rights Council

A Global Report on Human Trafficking in Persons: United Nations Office on drugs and Crime  2009

Trafficking in Women for Sexual Exploitation Lara Fergus (Australian Institute of Family Studies) 2005

Joint Parliamentary Committee on Australian Crime Commission - Inquiry into Trafficking in Women for Sexual Servitude - terms of reference and submissions. CATWA submission

Joint Parliamentary Committee on Australian Crime Commission Evidence given at public hearing in Melbourne, Nov 2003. The evidence by Sheila Jeffreys is on page 61 of the document.

Human Rights WatchThis link takes you directly to the Trafficking section of the Human Rights Watch web site.

Equality Now Ending violence an discrimination agianst women and girls


International Law and UN Conventions and other Documents

CEDAW Convention to end all forms of discrimination against women

The Optional Protocol to CEDAW

Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons (2000)

A Guide to the UN Trafficking Protocol 2001

2003 Report of Working Party on Contemporary Forms of Slavery This Report monitors all forms of slavery, including sexual exploitation. It clearly argues against legalisation and prostitution as work. The recommendations on p17-19 are particularly important.

New Zealand Prostitution Legislation


Prostitution Reform Act 2003 This link takes you to the NZ Statutes, organised alphabetically - click on the P on the left hand menu and then on the Prostitution Reform Act.

Other Feminist Links

WEAVE  Australian National Women's Alliance that aims to eliminate all forms of male violence

Coalition for a Feminist Agenda Australian feminist site

Sisyphe This is a Canadian feminist site - the link takes you to the English language archive.