Trafficking and the Global Sex Industry

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Karen Beeks, Delila Amir
Lexington Books, Jan 1, 2006 - Social Science - 239 pages
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Trafficking of persons (mostly women and children) for commercial sexual activities and forced labor is one of the fastest growing areas of international crime. The United Nations estimates that 4 million men, women, and children become victims of international trafficking each year. Trafficking & the Global Sex Industry focuses on the international trafficking of women and children for forced labor and prostitution. This remarkable anthology takes a broad geographical and economical perspective while also dealing with the specificities of the socio-political background, poverty, opportunity structure, legal conditions, the role of the state, gender structure, and the organization of the trafficking business. The essays create a link from country to country, demonstrating the worldwide nature of the problem. Expertly written and well researched, this collection gives the reader a clearer understanding of the problem and the actions being taken to combat it. Trafficking & the Global Sex Industry will have a broad market for readers on a national and international level, especially among those interested in political science, women's studies, international relations, and criminology.
  

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Contents

Ambiguities and Confusions in MigrationTrafficking Nexus A Development Challenge
3
International Migration and Trafficking of Mexican Women to the United States
21
Trafficking of Women and Children in Vietnam Current Issues and Problems
33
National Security Organized Crime and Civil Conflict
45
Human Insecurity Human Trafficking and Security in Malaysia
47
Trafficking in Women from the Former Soviet Union for the Purposes of Sexual Exploitation
61
Insecurity and Opportunity in Colombia Linking Civil War and Human Trafficking
77
Laws Legislation and International Involvement
95
Human Rights and Human Trafficking in Thailand A Shadow TIP Report
139
From Home to Hell The Telling Story of an African Womans Journey and Stay in Europe
165
National and Local Initiatives and Service Models
187
Migration and Trafficking of Women and Girls A Brief Review of Some Effective Models in India and Thailand
189
Fighting against Trafficking in Women in the North of Israel
201
The Provision of Protection and Settlement Services for Migrant Women Trafficked for Sexual Purposes The Case of Italy
217
Index
229
About the Contributors and Editors
237

Conflicts and Interests Trafficking in Filipino Women and the Philippine Government Policies on Migration and Trafficking
97
The Challenge of Hidden Slavery Legal Responses to Forced Labor in the United States
119

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About the author (2006)

Karen D. Beeks is Founder and Executive Director of Global Partnerships for Humanity and is a Master of Political Science. Delila Amir is Founder of the Women's Studies Forum and is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Tel-Aviv University.

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