Migration, Labour and Exploitation: Trafficking in Women & Girls


Spring / Summer 2003

Volume: 22

Number: 3, 4

Table of Contents


by Patience Elabor-Idemudia, Andrea Medovarski, Angela Miles, and Luciana Ricciutelli 3,5

Framing the Issues

The “Other” Side of Globalization: The Legal Regulation of Cross-Border Movements
by Ratna Kapur

Threat or Opportunity? Sexuality, Gender and the Ebb and Flow of Trafficking as Discourse
by Penelope Saunders and Gretchen Soderlund

Prostitution, Trafficking and the Global Sex Industry: A Conversation with Janice Raymond interview
by Angela Miles

Globalization and the Sex Trade: Trafficking and the Commodification of Women and Children
by Richard Poulin

Trafficking in Women for Purposes of Sexual Exploitation: A Matter of Consent?
by Monique Trepanier

Trafficking in Women: Human Rights of Human Risks?
by Claudia Aradau

The Causes and Characteristics of “Contemporary Slavery”: Impacts on Women and Girls
by C. Nana Derby

Visibilité et droit de parole des travailleuses du sexe: Abolition ou traffic d’un espace citoyen?
par Maria Nengeh Mensah

Policy Challenges

Canada Take Note: A Comparative Perspective on Trafficking
by Nadra Qadeer

The Neoliberal State and the Domestic Workers Movement in New York City
by Monisha Das Gupta

Travailler a l’élimination du trafic sexuel des femmes
par Lyne Kurtzmanet Diane Matte

Mail-Order Brides and Canadian Immigration Policy
by Marie-Claire Belleau

Sending Love in a Barrel: The Making of Transnational Carribbean Families in Canada
by Charmaine Crawford

Delinking Prostitution from Trafficking: A Look at India’s Immoral Traffic Prevention Act, 1956
by Rajalakshmi

On the Ground

Race and Gender Analyses of Trafficking: A Case Study of Nigeria
by Patience Elabor-Idemudia

Globalization and its Links to Migration and Trafficking: The Crisis in India, Nepal and Bangladesh
by Upala Devi Bannerjee

Kinship and Trafficking: The Case of the Bedia Community
by Anuja Agrawal

Trafficking in Women and Children for the Sex Trade: Reflections from a Latin American Human Rights Feminist
by Alda Facio

Globalizing Sex Workers’ Rights
by Kamala Kempadoo

Victims of Trafficking or Entrepreneurial Women? Narratives of Post-Soviet Entertainers in Turkey
by Alexia Bloch

Individual Agency, the Traffic in Women and Layered Hegemonies in Ukraine
by Marta A. Rohatynskyj

The Marriage Deal Between a Young Finnish-Saame Man and a Former Russian Prostitute in Northern Finland
by Elina Penttinen

e-brides: The Mail-Order Bride Industry
by Julie Pehar

HIV/AIDS Prevention and Access to Trafficked Women: Kvinnoforum’s Work in the Baltic Sea Region
by Carolina J. Wennerholm

Les employées de maison migrantes in Italie: Ethnicisation et contrôle dans le circuit catholique à Gênes
par Francesca Scrinzi

Activist Responses

SWEAT: Engaging with Trafficking in Women in South Africa–An NGO Perspective
by Jayne Arnott

“Sex, Slavery and Politics”: Representations of Trafficked Women in the Serbian Media
by Slobodanka Dekic

Iroko Onlus: Working to Combat the Trafficking of Nigerian Women and Girls
Into Italy
by Esohe Aghatise

Globalization and Migration: Activist Responses in the Philippines
by Anny Misa Hefti

Le féminisme radical connaît une novelle “secousse”
par Louise Toupin


Chair, chère par Micheline Mercier
Response to the Critical Theory Professor … by Cindy Childress
Monologue by Clare Braux
What remains for Suzie by Cindy Childress
Evasions by Patience Wheatley
Driftwood by Karen Dell Kinnison
The Visitation by Alexis Easley
Untitled by Andree Lachapelle
Mother surmises on Dad’s demise by Dona Sturmanis
Aging Parent Poem II by Dona Sturmanis
For my mother by Dona Sturmanis
Overcoats: hers and hers by Susan Lucinda Helwig
La nuit, quand tout dort; Qui suis-je?; Marécage; “Plaise à Dieu” par Marie Janick Belleau
Not my child by Carla Mobley
North Lake Merritt Bench Crone by Lenore Weiss
Wife Hunting? by Mary Passarelli
Chut par Marie Janick Belleau
Waiting for a Biopsy Report by Elisavietta Ritchie
This Old House by Holly Day
Introductory Remarks by Kendra Kopelke
I remember when everyone was heterosexual by A. Mary Murphy
Argentia, Terre-Neuve par Marie Janick Belleau
Hommage à Hale-Bopp par Marie Janick Belleau
sans titre par Marie Janick Belleau
Washerwoman, Blessings by Deirdre Maultsaid

Book Reviews

Comfort Women Speak: Testimony by Sex Slaves of the Japanese Military
reviewed by Bruce Watson

Embodying Equity: Body Image as an Equity Issue–A Manual for Educators and Service Providers
reviewed by Margaret Wells

Remnants of a Nation: Poverty Narratives by Women
reviewed by Michelle Lowry

Global Uprising: On Confronting the Tyrannies of the 21st Century, Stories From a New Generation of Activists
reviewed by Leigh S. Brownhill

La prostitution, un métier comme un autre?
par Jeanne Maranda

Passion Lost: Public Sex, Private Desire in the Twentieth Century
reviewed by Stephanie Hart

Femmes et medias: À travers le monde pour un changement social
par Jeanne Maranda

A Song of Lilith
reviewed by Shelagh Wilkinson

George Elliot and the British Empire
reviewed by Deborah Heller

The History of Emily Montague
reviewed by Clara Thomas

Black Tights: Women, Sport and Sexuality
reviewed by Diane Naugler

Daughters of Abraham: Feminist Thought in Judaism, Christianity and Islam
reviewed by Johanna H. Stuckey

Double Jeopardy: Motherwork and the Law
reviewed by Dorinda Stahl

Negotiating with the Dead: A Writer on Writing
reviewed by Sherrill Cheda


About the Artwork

Front Cover
Rochelle Rubinstein, “Crawl With Me,” hand-dyed linocut print, 24″ x 24″,1990.

Back Cover
Rochelle Rubinstein, “Shelter #19,” printed and painted flannel, 56″ x 36″.

Rochelle Rubinstein is a Toronto print-maker, painter, fabric and book artist. Her work has been exhibited internationally and can be found in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, among others.


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