The course aims to take a gender approach to studying various forms of migration, exploitative migration and trafficking in persons in Asia, including forced labor migration, sex slavery and other form of involuntary servitude. It will examine why women tend to be particularly vulnerable to involuntary servitude and trafficking, while the gender division of labor resulting from migration usually leads to more exploitation and less protection for women migrants by labor and immigration laws. After a survey of migration theories, the course aims to look at structural and social determinants that enables such transnational migration and trafficking to take place, the gendered impact of such movements, and the range of measures and legal instruments that exist locally, regionally and internationally that cover, control and protect migrants and trafficked persons. We will end the course with a session on conducting research on migration.
- Teacher: Philippe Doneys