ARTICLE 6 MEASURES TO DISCOURAGE THE DEMAND
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This chapter presents Article 6 of the CoE Convention against Trafficking, which deals with measures to discourage the demand. As a minimum, Parties should implement measures that include the following four areas: (1) research, (2) raising awareness of the role of media and civil society in identifying demand as a root cause of trafficking, (3) information campaigns and (4) preventive measures including educational programmes on gender equality. The chapter starts with a short introduction, generally providing an overview of the main issues covered by the chapter. It then reviews the drafting history or preparatory work of the provision; provides a comparative analysis of this provision in the context of other international or regional legal instruments focused on human trafficking; and finally discusses issues of interpretation.

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