Trafficking in Women Forced Labour and Slavery-like Practices in Marriage, Domestic Labour and Prostitution

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Foundation against Trafficking in Women (STV), 1997 - Social Science - 323 pages
Extrait de la couverture : "The term trafficking is fraught with inconsistencies, contradictions and conflicting interests both within and between juridical frameworks. Consequently, deceit, force and violence are often irrelevant or secondary in recruitment and labour legislation pertaining to women migrants and nationals in female-designated labour spheres... From the perspective of women, the need and right to work with just compensation under proper conditions is primary, whether in one's own country of origin or in a country with a demand for one's labour. However, from the perspective of the state, restriction and control of such labour is primary, so that officials have more authorization to police women workers than to police working conditions... Trafficking takes similar forms be it for marriage, domestic work or porstitution. In all cases, agents play upon women's motives to migrate by offering travel means and employement possibilities otherwise out of reach..."

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