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Trafficking Dilemmas. The Phenomena of Women Trafficking and Re-Trafficking - A case Study of Albania

Ciaccia, Jenny LU (2011) SIMT30 20111
Master of Science in Development Studies
Graduate School
School of Social Work
Abstract
Human trafficking is a transnational phenomenon and it has been one of the most hotly debated issues in the development agenda for the last decade. This thesis focuses the attention on the phenomenon of women trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation and takes as a case study the Republic of Albania. Albania has been, especially during the 90s, widely touched by the phenomenon, and since the phenomenon of trafficking has been acknowledged by the Albanian government and the international community, many projects have been launched, both at a national and international level. During the years, social services have been implemented in order to give emotional and psychological support to the women. However some reported cases shows... (More)
Human trafficking is a transnational phenomenon and it has been one of the most hotly debated issues in the development agenda for the last decade. This thesis focuses the attention on the phenomenon of women trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation and takes as a case study the Republic of Albania. Albania has been, especially during the 90s, widely touched by the phenomenon, and since the phenomenon of trafficking has been acknowledged by the Albanian government and the international community, many projects have been launched, both at a national and international level. During the years, social services have been implemented in order to give emotional and psychological support to the women. However some reported cases shows that after a period of rehabilitation and re-integration, within the Albanian society, some of the women ones more fall into another trafficking situation. This is called re-trafficking. This work aims to give an understanding of the phenomenon of trafficking and re-trafficking through a social workers’ point of view by applying a gender perspective to the analysis. Within the case study, eight semi-structured interviews with social workers were conducted and six interviews with key-informants were performed. Evidence from the analysis of the interviews highlights the crucial role that the bridge between the economical structure and gender inequality plays within the phenomena of trafficking and re-trafficking. The social workers, civil society and the state must all work together in synergy if they want to prevent the phenomena. (Less)
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author
Ciaccia, Jenny LU
supervisor
organization
course
SIMT30 20111
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Albania, gender, re-trafficking, sexual exploitation, social policy, social work, trafficking.
language
English
id
1976384
date added to LUP
2011-06-16 16:04:34
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2014-05-27 11:41:26
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  abstract     = {Human trafficking is a transnational phenomenon and it has been one of the most hotly debated issues in the development agenda for the last decade. This thesis focuses the attention on the phenomenon of women trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation and takes as a case study the Republic of Albania. Albania has been, especially during the 90s, widely touched by the phenomenon, and since the phenomenon of trafficking has been acknowledged by the Albanian government and the international community, many projects have been launched, both at a national and international level. During the years, social services have been implemented in order to give emotional and psychological support to the women. However some reported cases shows that after a period of rehabilitation and re-integration, within the Albanian society, some of the women ones more fall into another trafficking situation. This is called re-trafficking. This work aims to give an understanding of the phenomenon of trafficking and re-trafficking through a social workers’ point of view by applying a gender perspective to the analysis. Within the case study, eight semi-structured interviews with social workers were conducted and six interviews with key-informants were performed. Evidence from the analysis of the interviews highlights the crucial role that the bridge between the economical structure and gender inequality plays within the phenomena of trafficking and re-trafficking. The social workers, civil society and the state must all work together in synergy if they want to prevent the phenomena.},
  author       = {Ciaccia, Jenny},
  keyword      = {Albania,gender,re-trafficking,sexual exploitation,social policy,social work,trafficking.},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Trafficking Dilemmas. The Phenomena of Women Trafficking and Re-Trafficking - A case Study of Albania},
  year         = {2011},
}