In my last posting, I wrote about my concerns as I prepared to travel abroad to volunteer for a NGO in Kathmandu, Nepal. Today, I have settled in and completed three days of my volunteer assignment. In the past few days, I have learned about trafficking in one of the most powerful ways possible, through day-to-day interaction with survivors of the human trafficking trade. (more…)
The critical theorists argue that the progress of modernity actually serves as a source of domination and dehumynization. One can see the validity of this theoretical perspective when thinking about the global issue of humyn trafficking. The deputy director of International Organization for Migration announced that there is an estimated 600,000 to four million people trafficked annually.
Last week the UN General Assembly met to discuss the possibility of creating a “global plan of action” to end humyn trafficking. The majority present supported the idea of collective action concerning the issue, but the representative from the United States was quoted stating, “We believe that the U.N. is already effectively leading the fight against global trafficking.” One has to question how “effectively” is operationalized in light of the above stastistics. To read more about the meeting, please see the link below.
In a recently published article in Sociology Compass, Limoncelli reviews what is known about humyn trafficking including critiques of anti-trafficking efforts and argues for ” a transnational sociological framework” in an effort to move theory and research on humyn trafficking forward. To learn what the last decade of research on humyn trafficking has found and learn more about the transnational sociological framework Limoncelli suggests, please see the link below.
RIGHTS: Few Govts Serious About Human Trafficking, U.N. Finds / Matthew Berger
Human Trafficking: Globalization, Exploitation, and Transnational Sociology / Stephanie A. Limoncelli