Launch of Anti-Trafficking Review Issue 5 in Latin America
Anti-Trafficking Review (ATR) Issue 5 'Forced Labor and Human Trafficking', guestedited by Nicola Piper and Marie Segrave, was presented and launched at the Fourth Latin-American Anti-Trafficking International Conference held in La Paz, Bolivia, from the 14 to 16 October. Andrea Querol, GAATW board member and executive director of the Peruvian member organisation CHS Alternativo, presented the journal and exemplified the issue with a case of labour exploitation in Peru related to the Ashaninka peoples. She also emphasised the importance of having conceptual clarity when talking about trafficking and how terminology affects political and legal responses.
Mike Dottridge, previous ATR guest editor and current member the Board of the Trustees of the UN Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery, shared specific details about ATR issue 5 and explained the importance of tackling human trafficking from a forced labor framework. With this launch, GAATW aimed to increase Latin-American voices in coming ATR issues.
The call for papers for the next issue, 'Trafficking Representations', is open until 8 January 2016.