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DIAGBOYA Precious (2017) Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation: the Gender Gap

Abstract:
The academic and grey literature paying attention to human trafficking have primarily focused on female victims. As such, this paper argues that they have suffered a gender bias. Based on field research conducted in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Abuja, the paper intends to bridge the gender gap by studying the experience of Male Sex Workers (MSWs). It points out the variety of places and networks used by this population in the FCT. It also pinpoints series of migration trends that account for the presence of MSWs. As such, it looks at the various biographical trajectories of Abuja MSWs and provides with an outlook on the community perceptions, along with points of comparison with the classical work on female sex work networks.

Keywords:
Human trafficking, Male Sex Workers, gender, gay

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