Fragile States, Vulnerable People: The Human Trafficking Dimension

Authored by: Sarah Sewall

Categories: Human Rights
Sub-Categories: Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV), Sexual and Reproductive Health
Region: No Region
Year: 2015
Citation: Sewall, Sarah. "Fragile States, Vulnerable People: The Human Trafficking Dimension." Speech at CSIS in Washington, DC, January 13, 2015.

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A speech by the Hon. Sarah Sewall at CSIS in Washington, DC addressing human trafficking into and from fragile or conflict-affected states. A quote: “Terrorism’s nexus to trafficking is not new – the so-called language schools that sex traffickers used as visa mills were the institutes that provided visa paperwork to the 9/11 hijackers – but the connection between terrorism and trafficking has been brought to the fore by ISIL and Boko Haram. These groups have proudly professed practicing slavery, justifying their actions with a perverse interpretation of Islam.”