Protecting Children From Trafficking In Benin: In Need Of Politics And Participation: Special Issue: Child Protection In Development

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Abstract

This paper critically examines policy in Benin against child trafficking. Drawing on interviews and participant observation with adolescent labour migrants and their communities, it problematises both the assumptions underpinning anti-trafficking policy and the appropriateness of the initiatives that comprise it. It suggests that, in order truly to protect the young labour migrants defined as trafficked, the policymaking establishment needs to focus more closely on the structural economic underpinnings of migration and exploitation, and to adopt a more participatory approach to policymaking.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)460-472
Number of pages13
JournalDevelopment in Practice
Volume22
Issue number4
Early online date6 Jun 2012
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords

  • Gender and diversity – Youth
  • Governance and public policy
  • Labou and livelihoods migration
  • Sub-Saharan Africa

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