This work within The SAGE Reference Series on Leadership provides undergraduate students with an authoritative reference resource on leadership issues specific to women and gender. Although covering historical and contemporary barriers to women’s leadership and issues of gender bias and discrimination, this two-volume set focuses as well on positive aspects and opportunities for leadership in various domains and is centered on the 101 most important topics, issues, questions, and debates specific to women and gender. Entries provide students with more detailed information and depth of discussion than typically found in an encyclopedia entry, but lack the jargon, detail, and density of a journal article.Key FeaturesProvides a list of further readings and references after each entry, as well as a detailed index and an online version of the work to maximize accessibility for today's student audience.

Women's Leadership in the Fight Against Human Trafficking

Women's Leadership in the Fight Against Human Trafficking

Women's leadership in the fight against human trafficking

Human trafficking, or modern-day slavery, is the 21st-century trade in human beings for the purposes of sexual exploitation and forced labor. This egregious human rights abuse has proliferated rapidly in today's environment of increasingly connected networks and ease of travel. It exists in virtually every country around the world and is estimated to be an annual $32 billion criminal enterprise (Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, 2008). People are trafficked internationally and also internally within their own countries. Although ...

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