Nigerian and Ghanaian Women Working in the Brussels Red-Light District (Routledge Studies in Development) (Hardcover)

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This book unravels the lives, needs and experiences of Nigerian and Ghanaian women working in prostitution in Brussels.

This volume casts a light on the working conditions and the experiences of 38 women of Nigerian and Ghanaian origin, whose daily struggles and challenges are recalled from interviews in the field. Working within the red-light district of Brussels, an area with high crime rates and lacking in basic healthcare provision, the women are faced with a number of issues on a daily basis, ranging from security and health-related concerns, to work-related stress, discrimination and perceived stigma. Full voice is given to their stories, as well as contributions from state actors and local inhabitants, with the chief aim of building safe and healthy places for both residents and workers alike. The authors conclude in presenting clear recommendations and tools for practitioners and policy makers, designed to improve the outcomes of migrant women working not just within the red-light district of Brussels, but also within wider European and global contexts.

This book will be of particular interest for researchers and students of Migration Politics, Development Studies, Social Work and Sociology, as well as a useful guide for policy makers and practitioners in the field.

About the Author

Sarah Adeyinka* is an Educational Sciences PhD candidate at Ghent University, Belgium. She has worked in the field of humanitarian aid for over a decade with a focus on vulnerable members of society such as refugees and survivors of human trafficking.Sophie Samyn* is a PhD candidate in Social Work at Ghent University, Belgium. She worked for several years in migration centres in Italy and Belgium with migrants and unaccompanied minors who arrived (in Europe) through Libya and Greece.Sami Zemni is a professor in political and social sciences at the Centre for Conflict and Development Studies, Ghent University, Belgium, where he coordinates and leads the Middle East and North Africa Research Group (MENARG).Ilse Derluyn is a professor in the Department of Social Work and Social Pedagogy, Ghent University, Belgium where she coordinates the Centre for the Social Study of Migration and Refguees (CESSMIR)* These authors contributed equally to the work.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780367745530
ISBN-10: 0367745534
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: March 24th, 2021
Pages: 100
Language: English
Series: Routledge Studies in Development