A Critical Appraisal Of Anti-Child Trafficking Discourse And Policy In Southern Benin

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This article offers a critical overview of anti-child trafficking discourse and policy in Southern Benin. The article examines the major trends in interventions pioneered by the dominant institutional actors in the field, and looks at the discursive background against which they are formed. The article contrasts mainstream policy and discourse with the alternative narratives and policy suggestions pertaining at the level of the communities who find themselves targeted by the anti-trafficking establishment. It offers suggestions for the improvement of policy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)554-568
Number of pages15
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • Child work
  • Anti-trafficking policy
  • Benin
  • Child migration
  • Child trafficking

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