What are the perspectives of these organizations on the issue of human trafficking? Do these organizations’ members frame human trafficking as an issue of migration, global inequality, gender, sex trade, labor, security, public health, human rights, or a combination of several issues?
The internet is an important source of information on the issue of human trafficking and anti-trafficking. In this assignment, you are asked to evaluate websites of two anti-trafficking organizations (governmental or non-governmental, national or international) and compare them with respect to their approaches to counter-trafficking, focus and scope of their action, their methods of work, target populations, etc. You can choose organizations from the list below, or choose some other organizations that are relevant. Whenever you can, supplement the information from the organizations’ websites with other information you can find about these organizations (newspaper articles, TV programs, Internet publications, etc.)
Write one 4-5-page double-spaced paper that will summarize your comparison of these websites and organizations. Maximum number of points for this assignment is 100.
Questions you might consider in your analysis:
• What are the perspectives of these organizations on the issue of human trafficking? Do these organizations’ members frame human trafficking as an issue of migration, global inequality, gender, sex trade, labor, security, public health, human rights, or a combination of several issues?
• Who are their target population groups? Children, women, migrants, workers, etc?
• What is the scope of the organizations’ action? Are these local, national, international organizations?
• How much and what kind of power do they have? Are these non-governmental associations of activists, governmental departments, or inter-state agencies?
• What are their main programs: prevention, awareness raising, prosecution, research, protection, etc.?
• What resources do you think are available for these organizations? (You can deduce this from their funding sources and fundraising strategies).
• What do you think are the organizations’ strongest contributions to anti-trafficking organizing?
• What do you think are the organizations’ weakest points in terms of effective counteraction of human trafficking?
• If you were an external evaluator of these organizations, what would you suggest in terms of changing and improving their operation (goals, methods, programs, etc.) to make the counter-trafficking efforts of these organizations more effective?
• If you would consider working for any of these organizations, which one would you choose? Why?