NEWS:Re: Pro-prostitution advocate found to be a trafficker

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Subject: NEWS:Re: Pro-prostitution advocate found to be a trafficker
From: Jyothi Kanics (jkanics@igc.apc.org)
Date: Thu Feb 04 1999 - 10:13:12 EST


Dear all,

I have recently been subjected to a pretty malicious press article accusing
me of all sorts of wrong-doing. All of it unsubstantiated rumour and
misrepresentation.

The article is now being circulated on various lists with the above subject
line. Suffice to say that the article concerned does not suggest in anyway
that I am a trafficker in women. However I am no stranger to unsubstantiated
rumours and the damage that they are intended do by discrediting someone
through paralysing suspicion.

I have been increasingly concerned that the discourse surrounding
trafficking is so polarised and politicised that any attempt to examine the
phenomena and then to seek to understand its diversity and complexities is
often met with bitter personal attack from radical sources.

There is a prepared statement regarding the issues raised in the article
available to anyone know to us who might be concerned by its content. If you
are known to us and would like a response to the article please send a
message to jdavies_1999@yahoo.com with the words "article response" in the
subject line.

I have chosen this time to return to my full-time DPhil studies and as such
I will no longer contribute to any open list on this issue. However I will
continue to work for a reasoned examination and consideration of the needs
of sex work migrants.

Best regards

John Davies


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