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The phrase "human trafficking" conjures up shocking images of modern slavery, abuse and victims. But are people who have been trafficked necessarily asking for protection? Rather than helping, is the language and terminology surrounding this very serious issue just part of the problem?

By: The OpenLearn team (The Open University,)

  • Duration 15 mins
  • Updated Sunday 24th October 2010
  • Posted under Politics
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Track 1: Human trafficking as the new slavery

The phrase "human trafficking" conjures up shocking images - modern slavery that needs tackling, but are people who have been trafficked necessarily asking for protection? Rather than helping, is the language surrounding this very serious issue just part of the problem?


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Track   Title Description
1 Human trafficking as the new slavery    The phrase "human trafficking" conjures up shocking images - modern slavery that needs tackling, but are people who have been trafficked necessarily asking for protection? Rather than helping, is the language surrounding this very serious issue just part of the problem? Play now Human trafficking as the new slavery
2 Perspective: Human trafficking as the new slavery    The words slavery, abuse, victims and protection come hand in hand when discussing human trafficking - but some researchers are arguing that the terminology itself is part of the problem, not least, by removing the focus from the state and its policies. Play now Perspective: Human trafficking as the new slavery

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