Slavery and Its Legacies – Wendy S. Hesford on “Enslaved Girlhoods: Gendering Terror, Human Trafficking, and Human Security”



In this episode, GLC Modern Slavery Fellow, Wendy S. Hesford discusses a chapter titled “Enslaved Girlhoods: Gendering Terror, Human Trafficking, and Human Security” from her book-in-progress. Hesford discusses the confluence of the discourses on sex slavery, human trafficking, and terrorism in US media representations and documentation of the Islamic State’s enslavement of Yazidi women and girls and, more broadly, the gendering of terror and rescue in the international human rights imaginary.


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