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A Review and Translation of Spanish-Language Literature on Sex Trafficking

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $59,559)

This project seeks to fill an identified gap in the research on Human Trafficking. The grantee notes that while a high number of identified sex trafficking activities in North America originate from Latin America, little is known about what researchers from Latin America have written about trafficking in persons. This gap persists even though researchers in Latin America (particularly in Mexico) have been writing about the topic for some time. This project will review and make available findings from Latin American reports to the English-speaking research and practice communities, thus addressing important body of literature produced by researchers who know their socio-cultural practices the best. Tasks include compiling, translating, analyzing, and providing summaries of existing literature on sex trafficking produced by researchers in Mexico and Latin American countries, group the literature according to the basic research orientation (i.e., empirical versus non-empirical) and developing a bibliography that will allow easier access to this body of literature. ca/ncf

Date Created: September 8, 2008