Trafficking in women for sexual exploitation: building Australian knowledge

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This article examines the current knowledge shaping our understanding of human trafficking for the purposes of sexual exploitation in Australia, a major destination country in a poorly researched region (Oceania). Challenges to developing accurate and useful knowledge: varied and poorly understood definitions, difficulties in gathering accurate data about a hidden problem, and narrowly focused research are explored. The article describes Australia s current responses to sex trafficking and critiques current knowledge development strategies, concluding with recommendations for ways forward in researching this challenging and globally significant problem.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27 - 38
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Social Work
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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