Female Sex Trafficking in Asia: The Resilience of Patriarchy in a Changing World by Vidyamali Samarasinghe
Trafficking of women and girls for purposes of sexual exploitation across the globe is widely acknowledged as a leading criminal activity. Women of poor countries are particularly vulnerable to sex trafficking. This book identifies the patterns, causes and consequences of female sex trafficking in Nepal, Cambodia and the Philippines. Using empirical evidence this book illustrates the commonalities and the differences among the different countries and recommends that serious attention should be paid to location-specific dimensions of sex trafficking in designing anti-sex trafficking strategies.
Vidyamali Samarasinghe is a Professor in the School of International Service at American University in Washington DC. She is co-author of A Historical Dictionary of Sri Lanka and co-editor of Women at the Center: Gender issues for the 1990s and Women at the Crossroads: A Sri Lankan Perspective.
Table of Contents
Introduction 1. Evolving Discourse and Expanding Global Reach of Female Sex Trafficking 2. Definitions and Analytical Approaches 3. Femininization of Global Human Exchange 4. Nepal - Young, Female and Vulnerable 5. Cambodia: Conflict, Poverty and Cultural Values on Female Sex Trafficking 6. The Philippines: Looking for Greener Pastures 7. Faceless and Anonymous: An Overview of Demand 8. Conclusions