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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Is Trafficking in Human Beings Demand Driven? A Multi-Country Pilot Study by Bridget Anderson & Julia O’Connell Davidson, International Organization for Migration (2003)

Posted by on Oct 21, 2013 in IGO/NGO Reports | Comments Off

Abstract: This article is concerned with the role of debt in contemporary practices of mobility. It explores how the phenomenon of debt-financed migration disturbs the trafficking/smuggling, illegal/legal, and forced/voluntary dyads that are widely used to make sense of migration and troubles the liberal construction of ‘freedom’ and ‘slavery’ as oppositional categories. The research literature reveals that while debt can lock migrants into highly asymmetrical, personalistic, and often...

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Visas, Inc. by Global Workers Justice Alliance

Posted by on Oct 2, 2013 in IGO/NGO Reports | Comments Off

By Ashwini Sukthankar   Preface: Visas, Inc. goes behind the scenes of the ad hoc set of visas that are sometimes referred to collectively as the “guestworker program.” It has become a lucrative business for employers, but with high costs for U.S. society as well as foreign and American workers. Employers are driving a system that lacks coherence and has serious long-term consequences for the United States. Without thoughtful consideration of the future of U.S. labor needs as they were...

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The American Dream Up for Sale: A Blueprint for Ending International Labor Recruitment Abuse by The International Labor Recruitment Working Group

Posted by on Oct 2, 2013 in IGO/NGO Reports | Comments Off

Executive Summary: Each year, hundreds of thousands of people from around the world are recruited to work in the United States on temporary work visas. Internationally recruited workers are employed in a wide range of U.S. industries, from low-wage jobs in agriculture and landscaping to higher-wage jobs in technology, nursing and teaching. They enter the United States on a dizzying array of visas, such as H-1B, H-2A, H-2B, J-1, A-3, G-5, EB-3, B-1, O-1, P-3, L, OPT and TN visas, each...

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Read Now: “And Boys, Too” by ECPAT-USA

Posted by on Oct 2, 2013 in IGO/NGO Reports | Comments Off

ECPAT-USA’s groundbreaking report “And Boys, Too” addresses the widely overlooked prevalence of commercial sexual exploitation in young boys and men. Currently the little notice given to boys primarily identifies them as exploiters, pimps and buyers of sex, or as active and willing participants in sex work, not as victims or survivors of exploitation. “And Boys, Too” breaks the silence with startling information about sex trafficking in boys and the shortage of...

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