Women’s empowerment programs as advocacy tools for potential human trafficking victims

dc.contributor.advisorBusch-Armendariz, Noël Bridgeten
dc.contributor.committeeMemberCook Heffron, Laurieen
dc.creatorRodriguez, Claudia Anaen
dc.date.accessioned2011-01-05T17:27:56Zen
dc.date.accessioned2011-01-05T17:28:00Zen
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-11T22:21:01Z
dc.date.available2011-01-05T17:27:56Zen
dc.date.available2011-01-05T17:28:00Zen
dc.date.available2017-05-11T22:21:01Z
dc.date.issued2010-08en
dc.date.submittedAugust 2010en
dc.date.updated2011-01-05T17:28:00Zen
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractHuman trafficking is an international crime affecting all countries that continues to grow. The crime operates as part of an illicit underground network, starting with traffickers who manipulate, deceive, and exploit victims. Victims are both male and female, but the crime disproportionally affects women more than men. Latin American women are especially vulnerable to being trafficked due to societal and cultural norms that demand they be subordinate. Additionally, these women lack many educational and job opportunities, and face mental and physical abuse at home and in their communities. These factors make them vulnerable, and the traffickers use these vulnerabilities to deceive and exploit them. This report will argue that in order to effectively prevent victimization, women need to be empowered, not only access to education but also job opportunities. Furthermore, a societal transformation needs to occur that gives more value and significance to women, where they are viewed as powerful beings instead of submissive and subordinate human beings.en
dc.description.departmentLatin American Studiesen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2010-08-1674en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.subjectHuman traffickingen
dc.subjectMexicoen
dc.subjectHuman trafficking advocacyen
dc.titleWomen’s empowerment programs as advocacy tools for potential human trafficking victimsen
dc.type.genrethesisen

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