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ADELEYE Modupe (2017) Victims, Actors and Violence: Human Trafficking and Prostitution in Communities along Nigeria-Benin Republic Border

Abstract:
A multiscalar phenomenon, human trafficking can be studied at the national and international levels, rendering the border a significant analytical object. This paper questions the specificities of the Nigerian-Benin border as affecting human trafficking. Based on field research undertaken in the communities of Shaki and Seme, the study examines how border dynamics affect the framing of networks and actors involved in the human trafficking process. It illustrates the gradual entanglement of human trafficking with other traffics and economic activities at play within bordering communities.

Keywords:
borders, human trafficking, transborder trafficking, Nigeria, Benin

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