Together against trafficking - cooperative founded in 2008 it aims at coordinating the forces which denounce and act against the commerce of persons. Its goal is to persuade politicians, both French and European, to become involved in the struggle against this form of criminal behavior, and to better protect its victims. Each year it organizes a colloquium on October 17, the European day against the trafficking of human beings. Created in 2008 this cooperative was born of the necessity to join the forces which denounce and act against the commerce of persons. Planète Enfants now brings its knowledge of the field based on its experience and on its proximity to the victims in the countries that originate trafficking.
Planète Enfants is a member of this cooperative, which numbers 26 associations, since 2010.
The cooperative has published 2 explanatory brochures for the public at large.
The reference texts for our actions are as follows:
Planète Enfants is founded on this convention, signed and ratified by 191 countries, and notably on article 35 which stipulates that "States Parties shall take all appropriate (...) measures to prevent the abduction of, the sale of or traffic in children for any purpose or in any form."
United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and the Protocols Thereto (known as the Palermo Protocol) 2000. The Protocol identifies three critical components to human trafficking: the act, the means and the purpose. An act includes actions such as "recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons". The means include using "threat or use of force, coercion, abduction, fraud, deception, abuse of power or vulnerability, or giving payments or benefits". The purpose is predominantly one of exploitation including "prostitution of others, sexual exploitation, forced labor, slavery or similar practices, removal of organs or other types of exploitation". It reaffirms the obligation of each State to prevent trafficking, to punish traffickers, and to protect the victims.
Convention of the United Nations for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others Decenber2, 1949 Ratified by France in 1960. This convention aims at preventing, suppressing or punishing the trafficking of persons, in particular of women and children.
Extract from the preamble:
"[...] prostitution and the accompanying evil of the traffic in persons for the purpose of prostitution are incompatible with the dignity and worth of the human person, and endanger the well-being of the individual, of the family, and of the community
In article 6 his convention recommends that: "Each State (...) take all necessary measures, including legal measures, in order to suppress, in all its forms, the trafficking of women, and the exploitation of women through prostitution."