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Sex Work vs. Trafficking: Understanding the Difference

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An excellent link, thank you. I shall forward that to my MP, a lady who does not seem able to understand the difference.

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Meanwhile here is an interesting article on human trafficking awareness campaigns in the USA.

https://www.opendemocracy.net/beyondslavery/dina-haynes-haynes/wastefulness-of-human-trafficking-awareness-campaigns

An extract:

Campaigns share a common tendency to utilise scare tactics and voyeuristic, often sexualised images. In addition to being ethically questionable, these can actually redirect our attention and resources away from more common forms of exploitation, such as children engaged in child labour, workers picking fruit, catching fish or packaging chicken. Few campaigns concentrate on these types of labour exploitation, preferring ‘sex trafficking’ instead, even though the empirical evidence we have suggests the former is far more common than the latter. In doing so they neglect what should be arguably their largest target group, thereby missing the opportunity to inform migrant labourers of the risks of unscrupulous labour recruiters and entrapment through debt.

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