Sex Work & Women’s Movements (in India & U.S.)

Posted by on Oct 10, 2016 in IGO/NGO Reports, Media We Like, The Blog | Comments Off

CREA, a feminist human rights organization based in India, published a paper by Svati P. Shah that examines key issues in the relationship between sex workers’ and women’s movements, using the United States and India as its examples. The paper explores the history of women’s movements and sex workers’ movements, as well as whether and how they intersect. It goes on to discuss the contemporary context, including the status of alliances and dialogue between women’s movements and...

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Street Corner Secrets: Sex, Work, and Migration in the City of Mumbai

Posted by on Oct 9, 2016 in Book Reviews, The Blog | 1 comment

“Street Corner Secrets: Sex, Work, and Migration in the City of Mumbai challenges widespread notions of sex work in India by examining solicitation in three spaces within the city of Mumbai that are seldom placed within the same analytic frame: brothels, streets, and public day-wage labor markets (nakas), where sexual commerce may be solicited discretely alongside other income-generating activities. Focusing on women who migrated to Mumbai from rural, economically underdeveloped...

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Anti-Trafficking Review – New Issue and Call for Papers

Posted by on Nov 2, 2015 in The Blog, Uncategorized | Comments Off

Anti-Trafficking Review No.5 (2015): Forced Labour and Human Trafficking Human trafficking is now associated, and sometimes used interchangeably, with slavery and forced labour. As this issue highlights, this shift in how we use these terms has real consequences in terms of legal and policy responses to exploitation. Authors – both academics and practitioners – review how the global community is addressing forced labour and trafficking. In 2014 governments across the globe...

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