Realities on the ground: Human trafficking constructs in Thailand and the implications on NGO anti-trafficking prevention strategies

Jones, Stephanie E. (2016) Realities on the ground: Human trafficking constructs in Thailand and the implications on NGO anti-trafficking prevention strategies. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This thesis is a qualitative study that examines how participating staff from Thai based non-governmental organisations interpret and construct the notion of human trafficking; and how this impacts prevention methods. The research examined the impact of different socio-cultural, political and religious ideologies on anti-trafficking prevention and programme implementation. Findings highlighted that while a 'raid and rescue' approach to human trafficking was widely recognised by donors and the media; it was not suitable or complementary to sustainable and community focused anti-trafficking models. Rather, a holistic approach that considers contextual factors and inter-agency collaboration is essential for effective anti-trafficking prevention strategies.

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ID Code: 94162
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: King, Julie, Edwards, Niki, & Marston, Gregory
Keywords: Human trafficking, Anti-trafficking prevention, Holistic practice, Thailand, Gendered notion of harm, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), Raid and rescue, Sociological Theory of Human Rights, Human rights
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 22 Apr 2016 05:49
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2016 05:49

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