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Listen Now: Sex Trafficking Myths Reconsidered

2010 was the tenth anniversary of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act. In a recorded discussion, former Open Society Fellow Noy Thrupkaew assessed the successes and failures of U.S. trafficking policy over that period. Drawing on examples from a trip to Cambodia, the case study offers both cautionary tales and the possibility of innovative engagement and partnerships between government, civil society actors, and human rights activists.

Thrupkaew’s fellowship project looked at the unintended consequences of the conflation of prostitution and trafficking and the overreliance on the law-enforcement practice of “raid and rescue.”

Thrupkaew is introduced by Heather Doyle, project director of the Sexual Health and Rights Project, part of the OSI Public Health Program.

Link here to the Open Society Foundation page where the audio is found. 

Related posts:

  1. Read Now: The Crusade Against Sex Trafficking by Noy Thrupkaew
  2. Read Now: Beyond Rescue by Noy Thrupkaew
  3. Rescuing Trafficking from Ideological Capture: Prostitution Reform and Anti-Trafficking Law and Policy by Janie Chuang