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Anti-Human Trafficking Efforts in Hong Kong

Guse, Julia LU (2019) SIMV07 20191
Graduate School
Department of Political Science
Education
Master of Science in Global Studies
Abstract
This study investigates how civil society actors contribute to anti-human trafficking efforts in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), China, hereinafter referred to as Hong Kong. Thereby, the direct and indirect roles of NGOs and migrant domestic workers community leaders in such efforts are identified. In addition, differences and similarities between the respective actors’ roles are examined. Constructivist grounded theory is applied as the underlying methodological framework while the method of qualitative research interviewing and more specifically semi-structured interviews with Hong Kong-based NGOs as well as community leaders is employed. The grounded theory-inspired analysis is conducted in the light of empowerment and... (More)
This study investigates how civil society actors contribute to anti-human trafficking efforts in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), China, hereinafter referred to as Hong Kong. Thereby, the direct and indirect roles of NGOs and migrant domestic workers community leaders in such efforts are identified. In addition, differences and similarities between the respective actors’ roles are examined. Constructivist grounded theory is applied as the underlying methodological framework while the method of qualitative research interviewing and more specifically semi-structured interviews with Hong Kong-based NGOs as well as community leaders is employed. The grounded theory-inspired analysis is conducted in the light of empowerment and agency as ‘sensitizing concepts’. It is argued that civil society actors and particularly community leaders are often the first point of contact for victims of trafficking and persons at risk of being trafficked. Thus, their invaluable role in victim identification, assistance and protection as part of overarching anti-human trafficking efforts is recognized. This is especially relevant in the context of Hong Kong as governmental support in such efforts is absent. Instead, civil society actors take precedence and become ‘advocates for change’. (Less)
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author
Guse, Julia LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
The Role of Civil Society Actors as 'Advocates for Change'
course
SIMV07 20191
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Hong Kong, (anti-)human trafficking, female migrant domestic workers, civil society actors, agency, empowerment
language
English
id
8980713
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2019-08-23 13:51:13
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  abstract     = {This study investigates how civil society actors contribute to anti-human trafficking efforts in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), China, hereinafter referred to as Hong Kong. Thereby, the direct and indirect roles of NGOs and migrant domestic workers community leaders in such efforts are identified. In addition, differences and similarities between the respective actors’ roles are examined. Constructivist grounded theory is applied as the underlying methodological framework while the method of qualitative research interviewing and more specifically semi-structured interviews with Hong Kong-based NGOs as well as community leaders is employed. The grounded theory-inspired analysis is conducted in the light of empowerment and agency as ‘sensitizing concepts’. It is argued that civil society actors and particularly community leaders are often the first point of contact for victims of trafficking and persons at risk of being trafficked. Thus, their invaluable role in victim identification, assistance and protection as part of overarching anti-human trafficking efforts is recognized. This is especially relevant in the context of Hong Kong as governmental support in such efforts is absent. Instead, civil society actors take precedence and become ‘advocates for change’.},
  author       = {Guse, Julia},
  keyword      = {Hong Kong,(anti-)human trafficking,female migrant domestic workers,civil society actors,agency,empowerment},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Anti-Human Trafficking Efforts in Hong Kong},
  year         = {2019},
}