Skip to main content

The Victim, the Villain and the Rescuer: the trafficking of women and contemporary abolition

Faulkner, Elizabeth A.

Authors



Abstract

A term as morally and politically loaded as ‘modern day slave trade’ inevitably provokes strong and emotive responses. From the current Secretary General of the United Nations (UN) (António Guterres) to the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (Theresa May) world leaders
have identified human trafficking and slavery as an issue of pressing international concern. The legal understanding of migration (whether legal or illegal, across national borders or internally) has, the article maintains, been constructed in a specific way, serving specific interests. The current ‘migration crisis’ in Europe demonstrates how the key actors are the same, namely, the victim, villain and the rescuer. The purpose of this paper is to critique the influence of The New Abolitionists movement on contemporary responses to female migration; and through applying a gender lens to the movement it will investigate whether their narratives further drives the gender inequalities that plague the migration framework.

Publication Date Jun 6, 2018
Journal Journal of Law, Social Justice and Global Development
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Issue 21
Pages 1-14
Series Title Special Issue: Gender and Development
APA6 Citation Faulkner, E. A. (2018). The Victim, the Villain and the Rescuer: the trafficking of women and contemporary abolition. Journal of Law, Social Justice and Global Development, 1-14 . https://doi.org/10.31273/LGD.2018.2101
DOI https://doi.org/10.31273/LGD.2018.2101
Keywords Human trafficking; Gender; Slavery; Abolition; Migration
Publisher URL http://www.lgdjournal.org/article/issue-21-article-01/
Copyright Statement Copyright: Journal of Law, Social Justice & Global Development, University of Warwick, UK
http://www2.warwick.ac....ationaldevelopment/lgd/

Reproduced by permission of the journal, no further use allowed beyond private research.

Files

Article (760 Kb)
PDF

Copyright Statement
Copyright: Journal of Law, Social Justice & Global Development, University of Warwick, UK
http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/research/priorities/internationaldevelopment/lgd/

Reproduced by permission of the journal, no further use allowed beyond private research.







You might also like



Downloadable Citations

;