Gender-Neutral Integration Policies Fail Female Victims of Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation
Elli Clerides and Elizabeth Kassinis, Caritas Cyprus
Migrant women victims of trafficking for sexual exploitation face a myriad of complex problems as they transition into European societies. Research—including by the COALESCE project—finds that, to be effective, integration efforts require a gender-specific lens and methodology and benefit from specialist knowledge and intersectional competence. Pulling from the COALESCE results in six countries, but especially Cyprus, this Policy Brief suggests ways to improve outcomes through gender-aware rather than gender-blind approaches.