Key issues in the prevention of human trafficking: A public health psychology approach

Hepworth, Julie (2007). Key issues in the prevention of human trafficking: A public health psychology approach. In: Fifth Biennial Conference of the International Society of Critical Health Psychology: Abstract Book. ISCHP2007: Fifth Biennial Conference of the International Society of Critical Health Psychology, Boston North Shore, MA, U.S.A., (34-34). 18-21 July 2007.

Author Hepworth, Julie
Title of paper Key issues in the prevention of human trafficking: A public health psychology approach
Conference name ISCHP2007: Fifth Biennial Conference of the International Society of Critical Health Psychology
Conference location Boston North Shore, MA, U.S.A.
Conference dates 18-21 July 2007
Proceedings title Fifth Biennial Conference of the International Society of Critical Health Psychology: Abstract Book
Publication Year 2007
Sub-type Published abstract
Start page 34
End page 34
Total pages 1
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
The 2000 UN Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children is where countries seek guidance for both international matters and the development of domestic prevention strategies. The breadth of the definition of trafficking contained therein affords a number of possible routes for international and national efforts to curb the problem through criminal justice systems and address the human violations against the people trafficked. While every country is impacted by trafficking the actual number of people trafficked is extremely difficult to estimate. The overwhelming majority is women and children and most of these are trafficked for commercial sexual exploitation within their own countries as well as transported across international borders resulting in multiple and long-lasting health consequences. Even though trafficking women and children has continued to increase worldwide, any significant contribution from the health sciences is markedly absent (Hepworth, 2004; 2006). Based on a critical analysis of international literature, policies, and consultations with leading organizations a number of key issues are identified using the framework of a public health psychology approach.
Subjects 1117 Public Health and Health Services
1701 Psychology
Q-Index Code EX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

 
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