Beyond Trafficking and Slavery seeks to help those trying to understand forced labour, trafficking and slavery by combining the rigour of academic scholarship with the clarity of journalism. Our goal is to use evidence-based advocacy to unveil the structural political, economic, and social root causes of global exploitation.
Gendered, racist, classist, homophobic, and transphobic violence haunts the world of sex work. Sex workers speak. Who listens? addresses that violence, but it does so from the perspective of sex workers themselves. By publishing their voices directly we hope to help readers resist indifference and to become more critical of states’ interventions.
A call for remembrance is not necessarily a call for closer attention to the details of history, so what exactly should we remember, why, and what do we do with these memories? Slavery: memory and afterlives reflects on these questions in relation to the memory of slavery and the different conversations that can be had about it.
We are interested in receiving 750-1250 word, op-ed-style submissions that offer timely, high-quality analysis of relevant issues or respond to our published articles. We will also consider multimedia submissions, such as videos, podcasts, or photo essays. Those interested should follow our submissions guidelines and send their work to Beyond.Slavery@openDemocracy.net.
BTS short course
The BTS Short Course brings 167 contributions from 150 top academics and practitioners into the world’s first open access ‘e-syllabus’ on forced labour, trafficking, and slavery. This eight-volume set is packed with insights from the some of the best and most progressive scholarship available. Read on...