Repatriation: returning women home

Marie Segrave, Sanja Milivojevic, Sharon Pickering

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Repatriation is linked with [the] reintegration program, it's not separate. And that's why when the United States says like Three Ps I say you have forgotten [the] Three Rs, you know when you talk about just prevention, protection and prosecution you're not talking about rescue, you're not talking about repatriation, you're not talking about reintegration program. And those things should not be dumped under protection alone, it's too blurred. So repatriation is within the context of reintegration, it's like a twin program with the protection, okay? (Lawan, Thai government advisor and INGO officer, Bangkok, Thailand) The 'trafficking story' embodied within policy responses to trafficking in Serbia, Thailand and Australia is based upon a linear narrative of trafficking in persons with a clear beginning-middle-end structure, where the 'end' stage is the return of women to their home. Our gaze now shifts to what happens beyond the criminal justice process to examine how and where this story 'ends' from the perspective of policy makers, law enforcement and other authorities, anti-trafficking advocates and women themselves.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman Trafficking
EditorsMarie Segrave
Place of PublicationUK
PublisherAshgate Publishing Limited
Number of pages35
ISBN (Electronic)9781351929578
ISBN (Print)9781315252940, 9781409448891
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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