Advancing Nonviolence and Social Transformation - New Perspectives on Nonviolent Theories - Heather Eaton

Advancing Nonviolence and Social Transformation - New Perspectives on Nonviolent Theories - Heather Eaton

Chapter 11. Sex, Gender and Non-Violent Resistance to Human Trafficking: An NGO’s Response

Advancing Nonviolence and Social Transformation - New Perspectives on Nonviolent Theories - Heather Eaton

Eileen Kerwin Jones [+-]
John Abbott College, Montreal
Eileen Kerwin Jones has a background in public health, midwifery and ethics. She has worked nationally and internationally in the fields of health and education. Eileen is a founding member of PACT-Ottawa, an Ottawa-based NGO challenging contemporary slavery and human trafficking. Eileen teaches in the Humanities Department of John Abbott College, Montreal, where she is the Coordinator of the Certificate in Women’s Studies and Gender Relations.

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Chapter explores the links between the social construction of sex and gender and the structural violence of human trafficking for sexual exploitation. I first provide an overview of feminist insights on sex and gender and indicate areas of consensus that can empower non-violent resistance to gender-based violence. In particular I refer to the feminist works of Martha Nussbaum and bell hooks. Drawing upon Johan Galtung’s pioneering work on structural violence, I then posit that Nussbaum and hooks are important interlocutors with Galtung in shaping a more robust concept of peace and non-violent resistance to gender-based violence. Finally, I explore research on human trafficking for sexual exploitation recently conducted by the NGO, PACT-Ottawa; I highlight the non-violent resistance to gender-based violence inspired by this research.

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Kerwin Jones, Eileen. Chapter 11. Sex, Gender and Non-Violent Resistance to Human Trafficking: An NGO’s Response. Advancing Nonviolence and Social Transformation - New Perspectives on Nonviolent Theories. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 164-187 Nov 2016. ISBN 9781781794722. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=30307. Date accessed: 24 Sep 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.30307. Nov 2016

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