Forced prostitution and trafficking for sexual exploitation among women and girls in situations of migration and conflict: Review and recommendations for reproductive health care personnel

Michele R. Decker, Siân Oram, Jhumka Gupta, Jay G. Silverman

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


The potential for sexual and gender-based violence against women in situations of migration and conflict is widely recognized (UNHCR, 2003; Wakabi, 2008; Longombe et al., 2008; Hynes and Cardozo, 2000; Al Gasseer et al., 2004; Cottingham et al., 2008). While individual- and gang-perpetrated rape has been the focus of much of the limited literature to date, the scope of sexual and gender-based violence, both overall and within situations of migration and conflict, is far wider, and includes trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation and forced prostitution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWomen, Migration, and Conflict
Subtitle of host publicationBreaking a Deadly Cycle
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Number of pages24
ISBN (Print)9789048128242
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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