Paper: Reliance on Informal and Gig Economies Leaves LGBTQ+ Populations with Fewer Economic Choices and Greater Vulnerability to Trafficking

The new peer-reviewed article co-authored by Evident’s Dr Mark Kavenagh together with Mackenzie Stoeltje and Dr Meredith Dank from New York University’s Marron Institute sheds some light on the unique challenges faced by LGBTQ+ populations in informal and gig economies. The article sets out the rationale and conceptual framework of a four million dollar counter-trafficking project funded by the US State Department’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons that Evident is currently engaged in.

The article proposes a harm-minimization model for counter-trafficking programming that focuses on diversifying livelihood choices, fostering psychological safety, and addressing stigma and discrimination to reduce trafficking risks.

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