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Trafficking in Persons and Internal Armed Conflict - Governmental Barriers to Combat Trafficking in Women and Girls for Sexual Exploitation in Colombia

Larsson, Rebecca LU (2017) STVK12 20171
Department of Political Science
Abstract
Colombia is a country characterized by an intense internal armed conflict, which
has its foundation in political instability followed by discontent among the population
of the country. With the rise of drug lords, rebel groups, paramilitaries and
army the conflict has continuously intensified towards the government, which has
left countless of civilians displaced and vulnerable. The political corruption and
state weakness is evident, meaning that those in charge of its citizens’ security fail
to provide such. The history of trafficking in persons (TIP) in Colombia is long but
has been exacerbated by the conflict and the many contributing factors to such. By
these means, the Colombian government has failed in dealing with the issue... (More)
Colombia is a country characterized by an intense internal armed conflict, which
has its foundation in political instability followed by discontent among the population
of the country. With the rise of drug lords, rebel groups, paramilitaries and
army the conflict has continuously intensified towards the government, which has
left countless of civilians displaced and vulnerable. The political corruption and
state weakness is evident, meaning that those in charge of its citizens’ security fail
to provide such. The history of trafficking in persons (TIP) in Colombia is long but
has been exacerbated by the conflict and the many contributing factors to such. By
these means, the Colombian government has failed in dealing with the issue of TIP
as other crimes have been considered more relevant to tackle while self-survival
among powerful force have been key strategies. As Colombia is moving towards a
new era in time with a peace agreement signed between the government and the
Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrillas in 2016, this thesis is
carried out as a case study in order to explain what barriers are hindering the government’s
anti-trafficking efforts between the years of 2001 and 2016. Despite publicly
having implemented domestic and international laws, policies and programs to
combat human trafficking, this issue has continued to persist in Colombia. This thesis
therefore analyzes this phenomenon using an Institutional theoretical perspective
to understand power-relations and structures while also having adopted a “Doing
Gender” approach in order to analyze the deeply entrenched masculinity culture,
which flourishes in Colombia. This thesis opts at shedding new light, from a
new perspective, on the internal conflict’s impact on the illegal business of human
trafficking. (Less)
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Larsson, Rebecca LU
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STVK12 20171
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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@misc{8912863,
  abstract     = {Colombia is a country characterized by an intense internal armed conflict, which
has its foundation in political instability followed by discontent among the population
of the country. With the rise of drug lords, rebel groups, paramilitaries and
army the conflict has continuously intensified towards the government, which has
left countless of civilians displaced and vulnerable. The political corruption and
state weakness is evident, meaning that those in charge of its citizens’ security fail
to provide such. The history of trafficking in persons (TIP) in Colombia is long but
has been exacerbated by the conflict and the many contributing factors to such. By
these means, the Colombian government has failed in dealing with the issue of TIP
as other crimes have been considered more relevant to tackle while self-survival
among powerful force have been key strategies. As Colombia is moving towards a
new era in time with a peace agreement signed between the government and the
Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrillas in 2016, this thesis is
carried out as a case study in order to explain what barriers are hindering the government’s
anti-trafficking efforts between the years of 2001 and 2016. Despite publicly
having implemented domestic and international laws, policies and programs to
combat human trafficking, this issue has continued to persist in Colombia. This thesis
therefore analyzes this phenomenon using an Institutional theoretical perspective
to understand power-relations and structures while also having adopted a “Doing
Gender” approach in order to analyze the deeply entrenched masculinity culture,
which flourishes in Colombia. This thesis opts at shedding new light, from a
new perspective, on the internal conflict’s impact on the illegal business of human
trafficking.},
  author       = {Larsson, Rebecca},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Trafficking in Persons and Internal Armed Conflict - Governmental Barriers to Combat Trafficking in Women and Girls for Sexual Exploitation in Colombia},
  year         = {2017},
}