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About Kimberly Walters

Kimberly Walters is Assistant Professor of International Studies at California State University, Long Beach.

Articles by Kimberly Walters

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Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Rescued from rights: the misogyny of anti-trafficking

For some sex workers subjected to forced ‘rescue’, the line between care and harm is very thin. What anti-trafficking often looks like is a form of ‘humanitarian trafficking’, not protection.

Interview: forced rescue and humanitarian trafficking

Many anti-trafficking oragnisations prioritise donor preferences over actually improving the lives of 'vitcims'.

Beyond ‘raid and rescue’: time to acknowledge the damage being done

Raid and rescue operations are widely portrayed as heroic efforts to save the innocent from the evil. But, as this BTS series makes clear, the reality is not so clear-cut.

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