John Mansford Prior


This essay looks at human trafficking as the underbelly of an unregulated global
economy. Using data collated by the UN and studies undertaken by independent
research institutes, the global pattern of trafficking is outlined before focusing on
Southeast Asia, a key hub in this modern form of slavery. Key characteristics and
motivations are delineated with reference to UN definitions and legislation in
Southeast Asia. Attention is given to the global need for cheap labour, sex workers
and the widespread trafficking of children. Then, the phenomenon is seen through
the eyes of faith drawing on four key biblical attitudes: upholding human dignity
(protection), reaching to the heart (prevention), naming the sin (prosecution),
and extending Gospel community (partnering).

Kata-kata Kunci: Ekonomi global, perdagangan manusia, perdagangan
perempuan dan anak-anak, undang-undang Asia Tenggara, perlindungan,
pencegahan, jaringan berbasis iman.

Full Text:



Allard, Tom, “Goodbye Dolly: Bid to close Java’s Brothel Strip”, The

Sydney Morning Herald, 28 Januari 2012.


Diakses 14 Oktober 2013.

APJPN [Asia Pacific Justice Peace network], .... the cries of women .... Book

Malaysia: Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good

Shepherd (RGS), 2009.

APJPN [Asia Pacific Justice Peace network], .... the cries of women .... Book

Malaysia: Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good

Shepherd (RGS), 2011.

ASEAN Charter. [Ditetapkan pada November 2007 dan mulai diperlakukan

December 2008.] Jakarta: ASEAN Secretariat, 2008.

ASEAN Declaration against Trafficking in Persons Particularly Women and

Children. Ditetapkan pada 29 November 2004. Jakarta: ASEAN


Danailova-Trainor, Gergana and Frank Laczko, Trafficking in persons

and development: Towards greater policy coherence. Washington:

Government Accountability Office, 2010. http://www.ncbi.nlm. Diakses 4 Juli 2013.

David, Fiona, (ed.), ASEAN and Trafficking in Persons: Using Data as a Tool

to Combat Trafficking in Persons. Geneva: International Organization

for Migration (IOM), 2006.

ICSW [International Council on Social Welfare], Trafficking and Related

Labour Exploitation in the ASEAN Region. Utrecht: ICSW, 2007.

ILO [International Labour Organization], A Global Alliance against Forced

Labour. Geneva: International Labour Office, 2005.

ILO [International Labour Organization], Forced Labour Statistics Fact

Sheet. Geneva: International Labour Office, 2007.

ILO [International Labour Organization], Global Estimate of Forced Labour

: Results and Methodology. Geneva: International Labour Office,

Jordan, June, Directed by Desire: The Collected Poems of June Jordan.

penyunting Jan Heller Levi dan Sara Miles. Port Townsend WA:

Copper Canyon Press, 2007.

Kara, Siddharth, Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery. New

York: Columbia University Press, 2010.

Kara, Siddharth, Bonded Labor: Tackling the System of Slavery in South Asia.

New York: Columbia University Press, 2012.

Mathi, Braema, Sociological Analysis of Human Trafficking in Southeast Asia.

Electronic Presentation at SEAMS Congress. Singapore, 17 April

Prior, John Mansford, “History and Promise: Mission Research in the

Asian-Pacific Zone”, Verbum SVD 39 (1998) 243-246.

Prior, John Mansford, “Biblical Studies and Mission Study Group: The

First Thirty-Five Years”. In Gerald Anderson et al., Witness to World

Christianity: The International Association for Mission Studies: 1972–

New Haven: OMSC Publications, 2012, 157-178.

UNICEF [United Nations Children’s Fund], Child Protection

from Violence, Exploitation and Abuse.

protection/57929_58005.html Diedit ulang 26 December, 2012.

UN [United Nations], Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), Diakses 10 Juli 2013.

UNO [United Nations Organization], [“Palermo”] Protocol to Prevent,

Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and

Children, Supplementing the United Nations Convention against

Transnational Organized Crime. New York: UNO, 2000.

UN-GIFT [United Nations Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking],

Human Trafficking the Facts. New York, 2007.

UNICEF [United Nations Children’s Fund], Reversing the Trend: Child

Trafficking in East and Southeast Asia. Bangkok: East Asia and Pacific

Regional Office, 2009.

UNODC [United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime], Trafficking in

Persons: Global Patterns. New York, 2006.

UNODC [United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime], Global Report on

Trafficking in Persons. New York, 2012.

US Department of State, Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP). Washington

DC, Diakses 4 Juli 2013.

Väyrynen, Raimo, Illegal Immigration, Human Trafficking and Organized

Crime. Discussion Paper No. 2003/72. Helsinki: World Institute

for Development Economics Research (WIDER), 2003.



  • There are currently no refbacks.

Flag Counter Creative Commons License
Copyright© 2015 JURNAL LEDALERO This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Ledalero Catholic School of Philosophy Jalan Trans Maumere-Ende - Sikka - Flores - Nusa Tenggara Timur - Indonesia Telp/Fax: 0382 2426535