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.

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