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Reframing Rehabilitation of Sex Trafficked Victims from the Survivors' Point of View

Wiese, Sarah LU (2017) SGED10 20171
Department of Human Geography
Human Ecology
Abstract
There is little research on the rehabilitation of sex trafficked persons as it is conceptualized, articulated, and implemented in dominant anti-trafficking discourse and subsequent mainstream praxis. This research aims to remedy this through a qualitative case study of Kolkata Sanved and their alternative rehabilitation process of Dance Movement Therapy (DMT). The research is situated in the critical theory of vulnerability, while embodiment and empowerment are used in the analysis of understandings and practices. This case, in contrast to mainstream rehabilitations, brings in the voices of survivors to re-conceptualize rehabilitation processes and outcomes. It was observed that in listening to survivors’ voices on what is needed after... (More)
There is little research on the rehabilitation of sex trafficked persons as it is conceptualized, articulated, and implemented in dominant anti-trafficking discourse and subsequent mainstream praxis. This research aims to remedy this through a qualitative case study of Kolkata Sanved and their alternative rehabilitation process of Dance Movement Therapy (DMT). The research is situated in the critical theory of vulnerability, while embodiment and empowerment are used in the analysis of understandings and practices. This case, in contrast to mainstream rehabilitations, brings in the voices of survivors to re-conceptualize rehabilitation processes and outcomes. It was observed that in listening to survivors’ voices on what is needed after exit from sexual exploitation, rehabilitation interventions can increase in effectiveness. This suggests that rehabilitations can be expanded from a conceptualization of protection and assistance of victims to the empowerment of survivors. It is therefore concluded that a survivor-centered approach to rehabilitation can have transformative effects on the lives of individuals and their agency, and overall contribute to enhancing the systematic response to issues surrounding sex trafficking. (Less)
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Wiese, Sarah LU
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SGED10 20171
year
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Rehabilitation, Sex Trafficking, Survivor, Victim, Empowerment, Embodiment
language
English
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8909555
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2017-06-12 14:22:55
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  abstract     = {There is little research on the rehabilitation of sex trafficked persons as it is conceptualized, articulated, and implemented in dominant anti-trafficking discourse and subsequent mainstream praxis. This research aims to remedy this through a qualitative case study of Kolkata Sanved and their alternative rehabilitation process of Dance Movement Therapy (DMT). The research is situated in the critical theory of vulnerability, while embodiment and empowerment are used in the analysis of understandings and practices. This case, in contrast to mainstream rehabilitations, brings in the voices of survivors to re-conceptualize rehabilitation processes and outcomes. It was observed that in listening to survivors’ voices on what is needed after exit from sexual exploitation, rehabilitation interventions can increase in effectiveness. This suggests that rehabilitations can be expanded from a conceptualization of protection and assistance of victims to the empowerment of survivors. It is therefore concluded that a survivor-centered approach to rehabilitation can have transformative effects on the lives of individuals and their agency, and overall contribute to enhancing the systematic response to issues surrounding sex trafficking.},
  author       = {Wiese, Sarah},
  keyword      = {Rehabilitation,Sex Trafficking,Survivor,Victim,Empowerment,Embodiment},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Reframing Rehabilitation of Sex Trafficked Victims from the Survivors' Point of View},
  year         = {2017},
}