Sex, Slavery and the Trafficked Woman: Myths and by Ramona Vijeyarasa

By Ramona Vijeyarasa

Intercourse, Slavery and the Trafficked lady is a go-to textual content for readers who search a complete evaluation of the which means of 'human trafficking' and present debates and views at the factor. It provides a extra nuanced realizing of human trafficking and its sufferers by way of studying - and tough - the normal assumptions that take a seat on the center of mainstream methods to the subject. A pioneering examine, the arguments made during this booklet are principally drawn from the author's fieldwork in Ukraine, Vietnam and Ghana. the writer demonstrates to readers how a legislation enforcement and felony justice-oriented method of trafficking has built on the fee of a migration and human rights standpoint. She highlights the significance of viewing trafficking inside of a large spectrum of migratory stream. the writer contests the coerced, lady sufferer archetype as stereotypical and demanding situations the reader to appreciate trafficking in another demeanour, introducing the counterintuitive thought of the 'voluntary victim'. total, this article presents readers of migration and improvement, gender reports, women's rights and overseas legislation a complete and multidisciplinary research of the idea that of trafficking

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Sex, Slavery and the Trafficked Woman: Myths and Misconceptions About Trafficking and Its Victims

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2 The agendas underlying these positions are not mutually exclusive. Robert Uy, for example, notes that ‘[f]or the Religious Right, human trafficking is a “clear cut, uncontroversial, terrible thing going on in the world”’ while for many feminists in the ‘progressive left’, ‘trafficking is simply an extension of women’s inequality, which is a “product of domination of women by men – inequality is presented as political and sexual in nature”’ (2011: 205). Like others before him (for example, O’Connell Davidson, 2003), Uy points out this ‘unusual alliance’ of the religious right and abolitionist feminists (2011: 205).

Finally, the dynamics of trafficking themselves are assumed to be gendered, with women framed as victims suffering at the hands of male perpetrators. Links between gender inequality and trafficking have been made ad nauseam, frequently by feminist theorists, women’s rights advocates, UN agencies and government authorities, with research insisting that women are ‘more vulnerable than men to being trafficked’ (Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies, 2007: 6). Discussing Nepal, Pratima Poudel and Jenny Carryer argue that trafficking ‘has its roots in gender politics and sexual inequalities, linked to widespread economic poverty’ (2000: 74).

However, in an attempt to address the confusion in existing trafficking debates and to assess the validity of these various lines of thought, I primarily use the term ‘correlation’ in this book. This term, to a certain extent, is an umbrella concept for the abovementioned terms. At the same time, the term ‘correlation’ reflects my view that while a particular demographic trait(s) may be commonly identified with trafficking, it does not necessarily mean that this trait results in trafficking. Rather, it may be that an unrelated factor is ‘causing’ trafficking.

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