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Maidinbeirut




This blog is dedicated to women from Sri lanka and Ethiopia working as domestic workers in Beirut, Lebano
n. These women take upon themselves great voyages to foreign countries in the hope of a better future. Their courage and endurance is outstanding.

As time passes, the issues covered in this blog have expanded to cover other kinds of specific women's work like sex work, historical ways of describing the plight of women: white slavery, human traffic or modern slavery as well identitarian politics and gender...

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16 mars 2009 1 16 /03 /mars /2009 09:13

Conference in London
The media and NGOs have raised awareness of sex trafficking in recent years, but does it serve the interests of migrant sex workers to suggest they have been trafficked, or does it collude in their criminalisation and deportation? Should our priority...
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13 décembre 2008 6 13 /12 /décembre /2008 00:51
IOM

IOM
Found in Infokiosques, an informative booklet on the IOM. And even if is dated back to 2003, it is very difficult to find critical information on this management machine. The International Organisation for Migration has been "managing" migration since...
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22 novembre 2008 6 22 /11 /novembre /2008 18:12

Sex on the margins
In a time where ideas on prostitution, migration and trafficking are so overtly reductionistic and ideological, Laura Agustín's blog Border thinking on migration, culture, economy, sex and trafficking is a helpful source of complex and contextualising...
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22 septembre 2008 1 22 /09 /septembre /2008 18:23

Pro-Fem
Times are strange. Sarah Palin, a right-wing politician, pro-life, pro-abstinence, pro-arms , pro-capital punishment, and creationist is supposedly a... feminist ? A model to follow? Representative of many women in the US ? a future leader of her country?...
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4 juillet 2008 5 04 /07 /juillet /2008 09:53

Sex Work is Different from Sex Slavery, aver Carnal Toilers
By MARTHA ROSENBERG N icholas Kristof was baffled. A year after the New York Times columnist rescued teenaged Cambodian prostitute Srey Mom from a Poipet brothel by purchasing her freedom for $203, she was back in the brothel. Voluntarily. In fact, she...
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25 juin 2008 3 25 /06 /juin /2008 10:19

filmography
Promised Land 2004 Amos Gitaï A night in the Sinai desert. A group of men and women keep warm around a camp fire under the moonlight. The women come from Eastern Europe . The men, who normally walk their herds in the area, are Bedouins. Tomorrow, they...
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20 mai 2008 2 20 /05 /mai /2008 00:57

Voices against Human Traffic
I will consider the most challenging critiques to anti-trafficking interventions, which, not surprisingly, come in an organised form precisely from those who are normally excluded from the debate: sex workers rights’ groups. This dissent is based on two...
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19 mai 2008 1 19 /05 /mai /2008 00:37

Trapped in a culture: the Veil
Farzaneh Milani, professor of Persian literature and women’s studies at the University of Virginia, is also a Carnegie Fellow. On Women’s Captivity in the Islamic World In the unprecedented flourishing of writings about Islam in the United States in recent...
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18 mai 2008 7 18 /05 /mai /2008 00:17

La Rumeur d'Orléans
The rumeur described in this book spread in 1969 in the town of Orleans and consisted in a story whereby innocent girls would be drugged in Jewish clothes shops and dragged through an underground tunnel system to be sold as sex slaves. Contacted by anti-racist...
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18 mai 2008 7 18 /05 /mai /2008 00:03

White Slavery and Human Traffic
White Slavery, a supposed “international traffic in European and North American women, in which women were moved into lives of sexual exploitation” is found recurrently as a topic around the beginning of the century. Legislation like the Mann Act was...
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