The Wrong Debate: Reflections on why Force is not the Key Issue with respect to Trafficking Women for Sexual Exploitation

January 1, 2003


This short piece is a contribution to the debates within feminism and beyond about trafficking in women. Liz Kelly argues that most definitions of trafficking are wider than ‘force’ and that focusing on ‘force’ alone plays into the hands of traffickers and exploiters.

Printed in Feminist Review: Exile and Asylum – Women Seeking Refuge in ‘Fortress Europe’, 2003 (73); 139-144.