Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation Globally: Bekah Charleston and Taina Bien-Aimé

Debunking "Sex Work": Conversations about prostitution by Associazione IROKO

Episode notes

“(Sex work) is a term that was specifically designed to hide the harms of prostitution. It mainstreams prostitution as something that is acceptable, something that is marketable, such as Pretty Woman, that makes us believe that this is glamorous. It’s painful for me to hear because it dehumanises women, specifically by not fully looking at the pervasive psychological, medical, physical harm that sex buyers and pimps and traffickers, and the system of prostitution itself imparts on human beings.” - Taina Bien-Aimé

Taina Bien-Aimé has almost three decades of experience defending the rights of women and girls at the national and global level. As the Executive Director of the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW), she travels the world advocating before national governments and the United Nations, urging them ... 

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