Auteur: brent

Sex work and trafficking: relationship, persisting stigma and a look toward the future

Biljana Meshkovska Abstract The discussion as to whether or not sex work can be a choice a woman makes, or whether it should always be considered as violence against women is still ongoing, and has its continuing influence on the issue of human trafficking. In this short article I outline some of the positions on this topic, and the latest literature that attempts to link the legalisation of sex work with a rise of human trafficking. By discussing some of my own experiences from doing research in the area of (re)integration of trafficking survivors, I raise the (as of...

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Migration and health: a continuous link crossing borders

Inez Roosen Introduction Migration has been a constant throughout human history and impacts different segments of the community. Since the beginning of the so-called refugee crisis, migration has received increasing attention. The global number of international migrants rose, reaching 258 million in 2017, comprising diverse populations with complex, transnational exchanges. At their new destination country, migrants live within ‘transnational networks’ linking them with their family and friends who remain behind in their country of origin or elsewhere. These connections result in transnational exchanges from migrants to those who remain, and vice versa. These exchanges can include money and goods,...

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Increasing food security while reducing its environmental impact

Increasing food security while reducing its environmental impact Finding the right balance between using fertilizers for intensification of food production and reducing the impact of fertilizers on the environment Pejman Djavdan (professional) SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOAL 2: Beëindig honger, bereik voedselzekerheid en verbeterde voeding en promoot duurzame landbouw Ending hunger without compromising our planet One of the most pressing problems of humanity in this century is how a growing global population can feed itself in an appropriate way and live in harmony with the planet and its finite resources. The second United Nations Sustainable Development Goal is to “End Hunger,...

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Migration & the Development of the “Stay Behinds”

Migration & the Development of the “Stay Behinds” By Dr. Michaella Vanore Introduction Much recent literature has highlighted how the magnitude and nature of global population movements have shifted in the past decades. As of the end of 2017, around 3.4% of the world’s population were international migrants—a significant increase from 17 years earlier when 2.8% of the world’s population lived outside of their countries of birth. The largest share of these mobile populations are individuals of prime working age, between the ages of 20 and 64. Women constitute nearly half of the world’s international migrants, and in some...

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Forced Migration: A Primer of the Research Agenda

By Craig Loschmann Few topics have stimulated public attention in recent years like that of conflict-induced forced migration. The world is witnessing concerningly high levels of displacement, with 65.6 million individuals uprooted from their homes by insecurity, persecution and disaster. However, contrary to popular belief, the extent of displacement today is not without precedent, and the vast majority of the world’s displaced flee within their own country’s borders or to neighboring countries within the Global South. Nonetheless, the elevated interest in forced migration has encouraged further academic research on the topic, helping to build our collective understanding of the...

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