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The Economy of Bodies: Human Trafficking, Forced Labor,
and Refugees


Spring 2020 Vol. 19 No. 1


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From the Desk of the Editor. The themes taken up on TPQ’s Spring 2020 issue coalesce perfectly with a time when the entire world questions collective values, priorities, and capabilities. While the world is recovering from the staggering effects of the pandemic, TPQ delves into a transatlantic contagion that is nowhere near recovery. The issue highlights a grotesque crime of modern life on a transnational scale—human trafficking—that generates billions in currency annually at the expense of millions of lives.

Istanbul’s Syrian Children and Youth. “Given the low average age of the Syrian community, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality is specifically in a position to address the needs of Syrian children and youth from education to health and from integration to self-realization,” writes Ekrem İmamoğlu.

Combating Human Trafficking in Turkey. “The combat against human trafficking in Turkey is considered a "rights-based” humanitarian and moral issue, and actions are prioritized accordingly,” writes Abdullah Ayaz.

Mexico’s Feminist Foreign Policy. “Mexico´s feminist foreign policy has both domestic implications—that is, for the societal and governmental structure—and international implications, which affect our bilateral and multilateral commitments with other countries around the world,” writes Martha Delgado.

Why Corporate Responsibility Matters in the Fight Against Human Trafficking. “Businesses need to be motivated to observe due diligence and exclude any possibility that would allow traffickers to criminally gain profits at the end of the chain of suppliers connected to the state in procurement processes,” writes Vera Gracheva.

Assessing COVID-19 through a Gender Lens. “Given their frontline interaction with communities and participation in much of the care work, women face a higher risk of exposure to the virus,” writes Alanna Armitage.

Women and Girls at the Center of Refugee Responses. “Using a gender lens and putting women’s organizations at the heart of refugee responses enable cross-fertilization between global policy-making and realities on the ground,” writes Paivi Kannisto.

Human Trafficking in the Baltic Sea Region. “The nexus between climate change, poverty, and human trafficking is one that we also need to start acknowledging and will likely become more evident in the years to come, especially regarding its impact on women and girls,” writes Vineta Polatside.

The Rohingya Crisis. “Corpses on the shore, mass graves, and stories of brutality, torture, and rape in the hands of traffickers are now part of reality for Rohingya refugees and their yearnings for a better future,” writes Bibhu Routray.

A Transnational Threat: Exploitation and Enslavement. “One would think that upon realizing and understanding all the stark realities surrounding human trafficking or modern slavery, governments and citizens would do all they can in their power to exterminate this scourge once and for all,” writes Chris Gay.

Do You Hear the Youth Sing? “While youth participate in, or even catalyze, social changes through informal activism and civic engagements, formal political institutions and decision-making bodies often ignore their political agency,” writes Cihan Dizdaroğlu.

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