Human rights sex trafficking and prostitution

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Migration , Vulnerabilities , Human Rights. The Western media has brought vital attention to sex trafficking, but in doing so it has perpetuated a sensationalized depiction of female victims by narrowing the focus to sexual exploitation. Such popular narratives exclude the other victims of trafficking and often fail to acknowledge the underlying socioeconomic factors that make people vulnerable to it. This can have a detrimental impact when it comes to anti-trafficking policies. In order to better protect victims and prevent future trafficking, it is necessary to approach trafficking through the lens of human rights.

Why Sex Work Should Be Decriminalized

The Sexual Trafficking of Women: Representations of Illegality and Victimisation

Human trafficking in general and the trafficking of women in particular have been attracting increasing interest from states, international bodies, non-governmental organisations, the media and academia. The greater visibility conferred on this phenomenon has translated, on a national and international level, into policies designed to combat and prevent it, whose efficiency is debateable. This is the result not only of a lack of understanding of the specific features of the trafficking of women, but also of the fact that other objectives underlying the construction of these policies hardly meet the subjective needs and expectations of trafficked women. Thus, on the other side of the line we find a space which is a non-territory in legal and political terms, a space unthinkable in terms of the rule of law, human rights and democracy Santos, Essentially, we find people who do not exist, either in social or legal terms. These spaces are constructed on the basis of new forms of slavery, the illegal trafficking of human organs, child labour and the exploitation of prostitution. This includes, in particular, criminalisation of the phenomenon and its active agents, and enhanced rights and support for its victims.

Prostitution & Sex Trafficking: Are They the Same Thing Under the Law?

Human trafficking has captured the attention of many Americans, partly thanks to years-long advocacy and awareness efforts by anti-trafficking groups across the country. Sadly, some people have come to know what human trafficking looks like because a friend or loved one becomes a trafficking victim. Yet, many myths and misinformation are still being spread about what human trafficking is and is not. Sex trafficking can include prostitution, but not all prostitution is necessarily sex trafficking. Two main factors differentiate the two.
Magazine article The Humanist. Despite laws against slavery in practically every country, an estimated twenty-seven million people live as slaves. These include indentured servants, persons held in hereditary bondage, child slaves who pick plantation crops, child soldiers, and adults and children trafficked and sold into sex slavery. Although the great preponderance of sex slaves are women and girls, a smaller but significant number of males--both adult and children--are enslaved for homosexual prostitution. The life narrative of a Thai girl named Siri, as told to Bales, illustrates how sex slavery happens to vulnerable girls and women.