'My Name Is Not Natasha': How Albanian Women in France Use by John Davies

By John Davies

This ebook demanding situations each universal presumption that exists concerning the trafficking of ladies for the intercourse exchange. it's a certain account of a whole inhabitants of trafficked Albanian ladies whose different reports, together with promoting intercourse at the streets of France, basically exhibit how a lot the current discourse approximately trafficked girls is lost and insufficient. The heterogeneity of the ladies concerned and their relationships with quite a few males is obviously awarded as is the way in which ladies actively created a panoptical surveillance of themselves as a way of self-policing. there isn't any man made divide among ladies who have been deceived and abused and people who "choose" intercourse paintings; in reality the publication truly indicates how peripheral involvement in intercourse paintings used to be to the genuine schedule of the ladies concerned. many of the ladies defined during this e-book weren't making financial judgements to flee determined poverty nor have been they the uneducated nave entrapped into sexual slavery. The women's good fortune in transiting trafficking to accomplish their very own pursuits with out the help of any outdoor company is a sworn statement to their resilience and unravel. [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]

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10 Understanding and researching trafficking It is widely acknowledged that the irregular movement of women into trafficking harm has not been adequately researched (Salt & Hogarth 2000; Kelly 2005; Laczko 2005) and that there is a compelling need for research that might better inform our understanding of this phenomenon. Statistics and other quantitative data regarding trafficking is widely contested and acknowledged to be in need of considerable improvement (Salt 2000; Kelly 2002; Laczko 2002).

This conflation between the smuggling of migrants and the trafficking of migrants is a common problem among law enforcement agencies that will often equate trafficking with illegal immigration. However, this figure is often presented by organisations such as the UN and Europol and assumed to be the income generated annually from the trafficking of women for prostitution (Europol 2004). For example, in a UN newsletter Flamm (2003) states: Trafficking was more often associated with the illegal trade of goods across borders, namely contraband and particularly drugs.

Zakaryan 2005) Olga and Maria came here because they were promised a job in Italy or in Germany. Usually they have been offered the ‘opportunity’ of living or working abroad as a … a waitress … (IOM 2002) Based on the stereotypes of vulnerable naı¨ve women, the female migrants from the CEE and CIS are often considered to represent the essential element of a new and catastrophic dimension in new migration, which supposes that tens of thousands of women from the European poor are migrating annually into various degrees of sexual slavery in the EC (Gradin 1996; Giammarinaro 2002).

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