Most slave trades were abolished during the 19th century yet there remain millions of people in slavery today, amongst them approximately 210 million children in slavery, trafficked, in debt bondage and other forms of forced labour. This groundbreaking book, drawing on experience worldwide, shows how children remain locked in slavery, the ways in which they are exploited and how they can be emancipated. Written for policy and political actors, academics and activists, it reminds us also that all are implicated in modern childhood slavery - as consumers - and need both to understand its causes, and act to stop it.
Gary Craig is Emeritus Professor of Social Justice and Associate Fellow at the Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation, Hull, where he has led the team researching modern slavery. He is also Professor of Community Development and Social Justice at the University of Durham, and Honorary Ambassador for the International Association for Community Development. His research interests
focus on 'race' and ethnicity, modern slavery, local governance and community development.
Contents: Introduction: child slavery in a global context ~ Gary Craig; Part one: strategic issues in child slavery: Child slavery worldwide ~ Hans van de Glind, Simon Steyne and Joost Kooijmans; The nature of child exploitation ~ Aarti Kapoor; Child slavery: constructing the international legal framework ~ Trevor Buck and Andra Nicholson; ILO Convention 182 on the worst forms of child labour (1999): a snapshot review from actors in the field ~ Catherine Turner and Aidan McQuade; Trafficking in a global context ~ Hans van de Glind; Child trafficking in the UK: definitions and discourses ~ Maureen Taylor; Child rights, culture and exploitation: learning from UK experiences of child trafficking ~ Farrah Bokhari and Emma Kelly; Child domestic workers: a global problem ~ Jonathan Blagbrough; Part two: Child slavery: local experiences - case studies of child slavery in practice: The role of education in preventing the trafficking of children for forced and bonded labour in India ~ Jason Aliperti and Patricia Aliperti; Child soldiers: narratives of resistance and coercion ~ Lorena Arocha; Encouraging children to resist recruitment as child soldiers: the role of theatre: experience from Uganda ~ Bill Brookman; Illegal child migrants ~ Brenda Oude Breuil; Birth registration: a tool for prevention, protection and prosecution in the context of child slavery ~ Clare Cody; Child slavery in South East Asia ~ Cecilia Flores-Oebanda; Irregular circulation of children and trafficking through formal adoption ~ Esben Leifen; Child domestic labour: fostering in transition? ~ Evelyn Omoike; Child slavery in Central America ~ Virginia Murillo-Herrera; Addressing the root causes of exploitation: a human rights approach to preventing sex trafficking of children ~ Jonathan Todres; The situation and context of sex trafficking in Nepal ~ Padam Simkhada; Extreme forms of child labour in Turkey ~ Serdar M. Degirmencioglu.
"...is a major contribution to the academic understanding of child slavery worldwide." Deidre Horgan in Community Development
'To the student of contemporary slavery and human trafficking, this is an excellent resource. In fact, I am adopting it for my undergraduate class on contemporary slavery and human trafficking.' C. Nana Derby in Journal of Social Policy, Vol 41/1 - 2011
"Craig has very successfully created a reader on the issue of contemporary child slavery that is informative and engaging. It is an important contribution to organisations, researchers and educators who need solid research about this complex and hideous contemporary problem." Journal of Intercultural Studies
"The issue of modern child slavery is plagued with self-aggrandisement, shoddy research, and sensationalism. Child slavery now is a powerful antidote to this trend. Gary Craig brings together real experts and deep thinkers to carry our understanding of this crime far beyond sad stories and emotional appeals. This book is an intellectual toolbox for liberation. If you are a serious abolitionist you need this book." Dr Kevin Bales, President and Co-Founder, Free the Slaves