Intentions : « The focus of this study is to identify key issues in domestic trafficking of Aboriginal girls, and outline implications for policy formulation and implementation at various levels of the Canadian government- federal, provincial and territorial, First Nations government as well as other agencies such as media, law enforcement officials, social welfare services, and justice system. The purpose is to highlight the issues, as identified by the grass root agencies working with trafficked girls, and to contextualize them within the trafficking framework in order to distinguish sexual exploitation from sex work. » (p. 57)
Échantillon/Matériau : - 18 Key « [...] informants from NGOs, women’s organizations and other community-based groups or individuals dealing with the issue of sexual exploitation in Canada ». These informants were from Quebec, the Prairies, NW Territories and Ontario. - « In BC, a one-day roundtable was organized in Vancouver on 7th July 2006, which was attended by thirteen representatives from different community groups. » (p. 58)
Instruments : - Guide d’entretien; - Guide de discussion pour table ronde.
Type de traitement des données : Analyse de contenu
« The study begins by outlining the definition of trafficking, which will form the basis of subsequent discussion and analysis in the paper. The next section examines the root causes that make Aboriginal girls vulnerable to sex trafficking, and the exploitation and manipulation they face in the trafficking process. Recommendations for policy research and analysis are discussed in the final section. » (p. 59) The article brings about the issue of family since domestic « [...] sex trafficking of Aboriginal girls in Canada has various forms. It can be familial-based i.e. family members forcing other members to take part in sex trade. [...] Many key informants identified familial-based sex trafficking as poverty driven and intergenerational or cyclical resulting from the residual impact of colonization and residential schools. » (p. 59) « Various aspects of colonization such as capitalism, church and the military has affected family units, language, culture and identity, economic status and parenting abilities of Aboriginal peoples (Lynne, 1998). The destruction of the social structures and family support system has rendered some communities dysfunctional thus leading to increased rates of violence, sexual abuse, substance abuse and suicide rates (Bennett & Shangreaux, 2005). » (p. 61)