Between the 4th and 5th of October, the FASS Migration Research Cluster in conjunction with the Asia Research Institute, hosted an international conference, entitled, “Forcing Issues: Rethinking and Rescaling Human Trafficking in the Asia-Pacific Region”. The conference brought together over 60 international researchers, scholars, and NGO personnel to discuss and evaluate what we know about issues concerning human trafficking and anti-trafficking problems in this region.
The Keynote address was delivered by Dr David Feingold of the Ophidian Research Institute, UNESCO and renowned film-maker.
Discussion panels include (1) methodologies and ethics in human trafficking research, (2) neglected forms of human trafficking, (3) alternative approaches to sex trafficking, (4) victims outside the purview of anti-trafficking, (5) the impact of anti-trafficking on non-trafficked migrants, (6) the anti-trafficking industry, and (7) the media, advocacy and the popularization of human trafficking. Many of the papers presented will be brought together in an Edited Volume.