Understanding Severe Exploitation Requires a Human Rights and Gender-Sensitive Intersectional Approach

My analysis of women’s exploitation in agriculture, domestic/care work, and sex work, shows that intersectional factors produce various types of exploitation that are highly gendered. Women’s subordinate position in patriarchal societies, domestic and sexual violence, intertwined with racial, ethnic, national or migration related vulnerability factors, can lead to serious exploitation, often coupled with sexual harassment or sexual violence. Nevertheless, women’s agency is always an asset, even when the real range of options is dramatically restricted. You can read my article on Frontiers in Human Dynamics: