Exploitation and trafficking of women. Critiquing narratives during the London Olympics 2012

Kate Cooper and Sue Branford
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This report deals with the various forms of exploitation experienced by migrant women in the labour market and how legislation designed to police immigration and prevent trafficking often fails to protect these vulnerable women. The report also examines the role of the media in objectifying migrant women through their often negative, stereotypical portrayals. In addition, it provides an overview of some of the narratives (a sex work issue, a labour issue, a migration issue, a criminal networks issue, a global economic justice issue, a gender issue, an ethnic/racial discrimination issue - all of which have been identified by CAWN) within civil society that inform debates around trafficking and exploitation of women, and discusses ways in which their messages can be amplified and integrated to reflect a global justice approach. This report aims to be of use to stakeholders in the UK and other countries where major sporting events are to take place, in particular, the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014, the 2014 World Cup in Rio and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

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