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Migration and sex trafficking
Sharvari Karandikar
Sharvari Karandikar began her career practicing as a social worker for sex workers and victims of sex trafficking in Mumbai, India. During her Ph.D. program in Social Work at University of Utah, and through her work at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) in Mumbai and later at the Ohio State University, she has focused her research efforts on issues related to the female sex workers and victims of sex trafficking particularly on gender-based violence, health and mental health issues. Dr. Karandikar’s current research relates to sex work and sex trafficking in Asia, egg donation, international gestational surrogacy, medical tourism and its impact on women.


Interview held in Lisbon, on October 31st, 2019, by Carlota Moura Veiga*,
revised for publication on October 2020.
Also available online version here.
See filmed interview here


Series  OEm Conversations With 
Date  October 2020
Pages  12
ISSN  2183-718X (online)
DOI  10.15847/CIESOEMCW192020
Keywords  Sex trafficking, migrations, violence, humanitarian work.
Cite as  Moura Veiga, Carlota (2020), “Migration and sex trafficking: interview with Sharvari Karandikar”, OEm Conversations With, 19, Lisboa, Observatório da Emigração, CIES-IUL, ISCTE-IUL. DOI 10.15847/CIESOEMCW192020


* Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), Centro de Investigação e Estudos de Sociologia (CIES-IUL), Lisboa, Portugal

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