Sex Trafficking Myths Reconsidered

This year is the tenth anniversary of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, and Open Society Fellow Noy Thrupkaew offers an assessment of the successes and failures of U.S. trafficking policy over that period. She draws on her recent trip to Cambodia, a case study offering both cautionary tales and the possibility of innovative engagement and partnerships between government, civil society actors, and human rights activists.

Thrupkaew's fellowship project looks at the unintended consequences of the conflation of prostitution and trafficking and the overreliance on the law-enforcement practice of "raid and rescue."  

Thrupkaew is introduced by Heather Doyle, project director of the Sexual Health and Rights Project, part of the OSI Public Health Program.

Date: April 13, 2010
Time: 7:008:30 p.m.

OSI-New York

Heather Doyle and Noy Thrupkaew