Special Issue Call for Papers: International Journal of Human Rights in Healthcare – Sex Trafficking and Violence Against Women

Submission deadline: 31 July 2019

[Photo Credit: Truckers Against Trafficking]

Introduction

While sex trafficking and violence against women (VAW) are recognized as public health and human rights issues across the world, the nature and context of these problems vary by regions of the world. There is limited research on sex trafficking due to the hidden nature of the topic and the impact of particularly macro-level factors on VAW.

The main objective of this special issue is to assemble a coherent set of scholarly work on the impact of macro-level factors on sex trafficking and VAW that have a potential to move the understanding of these issues forward theoretically, empirically, and practically.

Aims and Scope

This special issue aims to make contribution to the current body of knowledge on the impact of macro-level factors on sex trafficking and VAW taking place in different geographies, political and economic environment, and various social and cultural contexts. For the purposes of this special issue, VAW will be defined as any violence against women and girls including intimate partner violence, domestic violence, sexual abuse, rape, child abuse and others. The macro-level factors may include but not limited to health care sector response, societal economic and social factors, cultural practices, societal views and perceptions, and state policies. The papers will draw on current research, practice and policies focused on sex trafficking and violence against women or the intersections of these issues. Editors welcome contributions from a wide variety of disciplines such as public health, sociology, human rights, political science, medicine, anthropology, and others.

Themes:

  • The role of health care system in sex trafficking through prevention and response
  • Innovative and promising interventions addressing short term and long term care needs of sex trafficking survivors
  • Case studies on community reintegration for sex trafficking survivors
  • Advancement of strategies in health care system to record, identify and respond to violence against women
  • Analysis of state policies related to sex trafficking and violence against women
  • The association between women’s status and sex trafficking and violence against women
  • The impact of socioeconomic and political environment on sex trafficking and violence against women
  • Cultural and societal barriers to prevent sex trafficking and violence against women
  • The impact of human rights activism on prevention and response to sex trafficking and violence against women

Guest Editor:

Dr. Sarbinaz Bekmuratova
School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, Creighton University, USA
sarbinazbekmuratova@creighton.edu

Further guidance on submission:

All submissions to the International Journal of Human Rights in Healthcare should be through ScholarOne Manuscripts.

Registration and access are available at:

http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ijhrh

The original Call for Papers is available here: http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/call_for_papers.htm?id=8575