Bound Together in the Digital Era

Poverty, Migration and Human Trafficking
  • Citation: Mawere, Munyaradzi. “Bound Together in the Digital Era: Poverty, Migration and Human Trafficking.” In Mobile Africa: Human Trafficking and Digital Divide, 63–90. Langaa RPCIG, 2019.
    • Topics:
    • Human Rights
    • Keywords:
    • Africa
    • Subsaharan
    • technology
    • digital
    • mixed migration
    • deliberate poverty
    • slavery
    • modern slavery
    • eradication of poverty

Mixed migration is a hot topic of discussion at the moment with talk of a ‘migration crisis’, viewed mostly from a Western perspective. At the same time, human trafficking has become a global epidemic, which occurs in all countries of the world, but more often from ‘less developed’ to ‘developed’ countries. Although different in scope and nature, trafficking is often conflated with mixed migration. There is a relationship between the two phenomena – although this link is not always clear.