Gender, Trafficking, and Slavery

Gender, Trafficking, and Slavery

by Rachel Masika
     
 

ISBN-10: 0855984783

ISBN-13: 9780855984786

Pub. Date: 06/28/2002

Publisher: Oxfam Publishing

This book explores areas of human experience that are highly complex and which evoke powerful and contradictory feelings among those attempting to understand them. The institution of slavery has a long and terrible history, and many view it as a purely historical phenomenon. Yet slavery remains widespread today, taking many forms, often clandestine. One aspect of

Overview

This book explores areas of human experience that are highly complex and which evoke powerful and contradictory feelings among those attempting to understand them. The institution of slavery has a long and terrible history, and many view it as a purely historical phenomenon. Yet slavery remains widespread today, taking many forms, often clandestine. One aspect of modern slavery that elicits particular revulsion is the trafficking of women and young girls and boys into the sex industry, and this is the focus of many of the authors in this book.

"Gender, Trafficking, and Slavery " examines the operations of trafficking and other kinds of "modern-day" slavery, from a gender perspective. It explores the relationships between gender relations, poverty, conflict, and globalization that are driving today's slave trade. The authors provide an overview of what trafficking and slavery are, their magnitude, and their complexity. They introduce the key debates, competing definitions, and conceptual divides within this controversial subject. The search for solutions exposes the weaknesses in national and international legal frameworks intended to protect bonded workers and trafficked persons, and analyzes the attempts of development and human rights organizations to support those at risk, to create alternative livelihood options for them, and to help those who escape to rebuild their lives. The book includes case studies drawn from the Baltic States, West and Central Africa, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Middle East, North Africa, and Western Europe.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780855984786
Publisher:
Oxfam Publishing
Publication date:
06/28/2002
Series:
Oxfam Focus on Gender Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.62(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

Editorial2
Crossing borders and building bridges: the Baltic Region Networking Project10
Who gets to choose? Coercion, consent, and the UN Trafficking Protocol20
Human rights or wrongs? The struggle for a rights-based response to trafficking in human beings28
Trafficking in children in West and Central Africa38
Child marriage and prostitution: two forms of sexual exploitation?43
Slavery and gender: women's double exploitation50
Half-hearted protection: what does victim protection really mean for victims of trafficking in Europe?56
NGO responses to trafficking in women60
A tale of two cities: shifting the paradigm of anti-trafficking programmes69
Reducing poverty and upholding human rights: a pragmatic approach80
Resources87
Publications87
Organisations92
Electronic resources94
Videos94
Conferences95

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