Labels, victims, and insecurity: an exploration of the lived realities of migrant women who sell sex in South Africa

@article{Walker2020LabelsVA,
  title={Labels, victims, and insecurity: an exploration of the lived realities of migrant women who sell sex in South Africa},
  author={Rebecca Walker and Treasa Galvin},
  journal={Third World Thematics: A TWQ Journal},
  year={2020},
  volume={3},
  pages={277 - 292}
}
ABSTRACT Based on research work among cross-border migrant women who sell sex in South Africa, this paper examines the ways in which the label ‘victim’ of human trafficking ignores the complex realities of human mobility. We argue here that as state legislative and policy measures, in relation to human trafficking, justify the securitisation of borders and the curtailment of migrant rights, an accompanying hegemonic discourse serves to deny the agency of migrant women sex workers. As a result… 

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