‘Issues of migration, trafficking and sex work are peppered with constructs of sexuality, gender and vulnerability, threaded through with categories of victim and agent, consent and coercion, and stirred together in a cauldron by cooks, who are far too many in number.’Sanghera 2005).
Although human trafficking has become a more publicized issue in the past several years, no cohesive message has emerged.
At the research, policy and advocacy levels, there is a significant amount of concern over issue framing and representation and over the reliability of information on the topic as a whole.
Key questions across this short course:
- What do we know about Human Trafficking?
- What are Human Rights and Human Wrongs?
- How does the media represent human trafficking?
- How do popular portrayals influence public perceptions?
- Who are the human faces of slavery?
How does the course work?
1. This course runs for ten hours and can be completed in-person through a teacher facilitator or independently as a self-paced unit.
2. The course is broken down into five discrete sections and has a teacher lesson plan, embedded content and ideas as to how to extend your learning.
3. This course was written in collaboration with the charity Youth Underground based in Geneva. Please visit https://youth-underground.com/ for more information.