About this episode

Human trafficking is defined as the recruitment and coercion of individuals into labour or other activities that entail their exploitation. While victims of human trafficking can be led to engage in any type of labour or criminal activity, most anti-trafficking efforts primarily focus on people who are exploited in sex work. Dr Veronica Marconi of Oregon State University recently carried out a study aimed at better understanding how anti-trafficking organisations in the Italian region of Tuscany determine which migrants are deserving of their assistance.

Original Article Reference

This SciPod is a summary of the paper ‘Overall Underserving: Narratives of Migrants’ Deservingness of Anti-Trafficking Assistance in Tuscany, Italy’, 2022.

For further information, you can connect with Veronica Marconi at [email protected]

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International LicenseCreative Commons License

What does this mean?

Share: You can copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format

Adapt: You can change, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially.

Credit: You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made.

Increase the impact of your research!

More episodes

Professor Bertrand Guillotin | Julianne Sellin – Should I Stay or Should I Go: International Companies in the Russian Market During the Ukrainian Invasion

In a recent paper, Professor Bertrand Guillotin and Julianne Sellin of Temple University discuss the difficult...

Dr Jay Mellies | Using Hungry Microbes to Devour Plastic Pollution

Plastic pollution is accelerating the destruction of our planet. Discarded plastic can be found in the remotest areas...

Dr Ari Jumpponen | Exploring How Soil Fungi Respond to Drought

Both the frequency and intensity of droughts are forecast to increase in climate change predictions. It is well...

Dr Benjamin Scherlag | Could the Soul Be a Biophysical Reality?

The idea that human beings have souls that leave their body after death is an essential part of most religions and...

Dr Abheetha Peiris | An Innovative Approach to Strengthening Steel and Concrete Structures

As they age, steel and concrete structures often need to be retrofitted. One such way of strengthening is with Carbon...

Professor Nancy Rader | Teaching Infants New Words With ‘Show Gestures’

Before an infant can learn the link between a word and an object by following a pointing gesture, Professor Nancy...