Sporting Events, the Trafficking of Women for Sexual Exploitation and Human Rights.

Caudwell, J., 2018. Sporting Events, the Trafficking of Women for Sexual Exploitation and Human Rights. In: The Palgrave Handbook of Feminism and Sport, Leisure and Physical Education. Palgrave, 537 - 556.

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DOI: 10.1057/978-1-137-53318-0


This chapter explores the possibilities of applying a human rights framework to sexual exploitation, sex work and sporting events. Human rights perspectives are emerging as useful ways to interrogate a range of global social injustices. However, defining sexual exploitation is not straightforward. First, I focus on how sexual exploitation and sex work are understood within human rights instruments. Second, I provide a vivid illustration of the trafficking of women for sexual exploitation. Through this case study, I demonstrate the conditions and mechanisms of supply of, and demand for, women for sexual exploitation. Finally, I return to the existing sport-related literature to elucidate the state of current knowledge of sexual exploitation, sex work and international sporting events. In doing so, I highlight the potential of adopting a human rights framework for future feminist research.

Item Type:Book Section
Number of Pages:888
Uncontrolled Keywords:education; feminism; philosophy; Feminism in Sport; Feminism in Leisure; Feminism in Physical Education; Sporting Females; Black Feminism and Sport; Emotion and Affect in Sport
Group:Faculty of Management
ID Code:30076
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Deposited On:04 Dec 2017 15:32
Last Modified:04 Dec 2017 15:32


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