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Alexandra Lutnick, PhD, on domestic minor sex trafficking
Shocking book gives voice to victims of sex trafficking
Lisa Harding jokes that she is going to choose a "nice cheery subject" for her next book before admitting that it is actually about children coping with alcoholic parents. But if it gets anything like the acclaim of her debut novel, "Harvesting", a heart-wrenching yet utterly gripping account of two sex trafficked teenage girls, her publishers will be more than happy. Harding, an actress best known for her part in the Irish television soap "Fair City", tells the story of two young girls who are "tricked, cajoled and forced" into prostitution, using alternating first-person narratives. She used real testimonies from trafficked to year-olds to "get into their heads", working with NGOs in Ireland and Moldova to build up a realistic picture of the girls and give "them back the voice they had been robbed of". Sammy is an off-the-rails middle-class Irish teenager while Nico is a studious Moldovan child who is sold into marriage by her father at 12 before being trafficked through Europe to Ireland. The girls end up being held in a house on a Dublin "ghost estate" left unfinished when the Irish property boom collapsed.
Kara includes five case studies—India and Nepal, Italy and Western Europe, Moldova and the Former Soviet Union, Albania and the Balkans, and Thailand and the Mekong Subregion—and in each one he tells a story of government complicity in trafficking and the ubiquitous police violence against women and children in the commercial sex industry. He also comprehensively analyzes the economic factors that draw desperate women, minorities, and children to migrate to richer countries. Kara departs from traditional human rights reporting, however, by also analyzing the economics of the profits to be had from modern-day slave trading in the commercial sex industry. A former investment banker, Kara provides a brisk and businesslike depiction of a limitless supply of victims, ever accelerating demand, and near-total impunity for perpetrators. Prison sentences, on the other hand, can jolt traffickers, pimps, and brothel owners into reconsidering their assessment of profit and risk, and deter them from using children or coerced adults in the labor pool. Still, jail terms for traffickers are rare. As Kara explains, corrupt law enforcement officials comply in virtually every aspect of sex trafficking, from acquisition to movement to exploitation.
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