Review Foot?s honest and critical attention throughout her book to the visible and the not-so-visible challenges to cross-sector collaboration against human trafficking is a refreshingly clever approach to partnership-building within this growing field. Though human trafficking is often cited as a crime that is 'hidden in plain sight', Foot works to confront this belief in her book by encouraging stakeholders of all backgrounds and positioning - from victims to survivors to law enforcement, governments and VSPs - to persevere through challenges of collaboration together. In doing so, Foot makes a strong case for an achievable and worthwhile way forward in the anti-trafficking arena in the United States and beyond. (Slavery Today: A Multidisciplinary Journal of Human Trafficking Solutions)Collaborating against Human Trafficking addresses a very important issue: what works in much vaunted partnerships to fight trafficking. Policymakers, scholars, and aspiring activists would do well to heed the lessons about sound and aligned goals in this book, as those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it. (Hon. Mark P. Lagon, president of Freedom House and former U.S. Ambassador-at-Large to Combat Trafficking in Persons)As a survivorship expert, I consider this book a must read for anyone working to counter human trafficking. (Sheila M. Houston, MNPL, pastor and founder of Rare Coins Ministries)Foot has written an excellent book: thoughtful, well researched, and instructive. I urge business leaders to read it and engage in the twenty-first-century fight against human slavery. (Marilyn Carlson Nelson, co-founder of the Global Business Coalition Against Trafficking; former chair and CEO of Carlson; recipient of a U.S. Presidential Award for Extraordinary Efforts to Combat Trafficking in Persons; recipient of a U.S. State Department Trafficking in Persons Hero Award; recipient of the U.N. G.I.F.T.?s Business Leader?s Award)This useful and much needed resource explores hard truths of collaboration in honest and helpful ways. (Kathleen Morris, program manager, Washington Anti-Trafficking Response Network, International Rescue Committee in Seattle)Foot brings to light the challenges of cross-sector collaboration, the frustrations and rewards for those involved in collaborative anti-trafficking efforts, and what can be achieved?or lost. This highly readable book should be required reading for anyone engaged in collaborative work. (John Vanek, leadership and anti?human trafficking consultant, Lt. (Ret.), San Jose Police Human Trafficking Task Force)An excellent examination of multisector collaboration. Kirsten Foot draws on astute research, exceptional insights, and illustrative examples to beautifully explain both the tensions inherent in and the benefits to be derived from incorporating many intersecting perspectives. (AnnJanette Alejano-Steele, cofounder of the Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking)Anyone who has worked on the ground to end trafficking will instantly recognize the trials, tradeoffs, and triumphs involved in collaborative work. Foot takes the reader directly into these day-to-day efforts, demonstrating how much has been learned and how much more there still is to do. (Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick, Joan B Kroc School of Peace Studies, University of San Diego) Read more About the Author Kirsten Foot is professor of communication at the University of Washington. She has published extensively on organizing processes, digital media, and practice-based theory; she serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Human Trafficking, and on advisory committees for several multi-sector anti-trafficking initiatives. Read more
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