Human Labour and Sex Trafficking

A Small Symposium on “Human Labour and Sex Trafficking”
as part of the 16th Annual International Conference on Sociology
2-5 May 2022, Athens, Greece

Sponsored by the Athens Journal of Social Sciences

The Social Sciences Division of ATINER is organizing a Small Symposium on “Human Labour and Sex Trafficking” as part of the 16th Annual International Conference on Sociology 2-5 May 2022, Athens, Greece sponsored by the Athens Journal of Social Sciences.

The purpose of this stream is to bring together researchers who have conducted studies on human labour and sex trafficking. Human trafficking is a global issue involving many cultural, socio-political, socio-economic, and geographic regions worldwide. Human trafficking as a historical event has existed in ancient history and is viewed today as “a modern-day version of slavery.” The victims of human labour and sex trafficking include individuals of all ages – women, children, and men. This stream addresses the global sociological implications of human labour and sex trafficking from a global perspective, including the socio-economic, sociopolitical, and socio-economic implications. The primary invitees are researchers who have studied the cultural, socio-political, and socio-economic implications of human trafficking both historically and including ancient history and modern-day implications. This stream will also explore the multiple disciplines and topical areas that may include a global and historical perspective (past and present), business and economics, socio-political and cultural issues across geographic boundaries. There are well-known coalitions and initiatives also addressing this global issue. You may participate as a presenter of one paper or an observer.

Fee structure information is available on

Special arrangements will be made with a local hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized, including a pragmatic symposium (as organized in Ancient Athens but fine-tuned to synchronous ethics), a special one-day educational island tour, a Mycenae and island of Poros visit, an Athens educational walking tour, a day trip to Delphi, and an ancient Corinth and Cape Sounion visit. Details of the social program are available here.

Please submit an abstract (email only) to:, using the abstract submission form by 21 March 2022 to: Dr. George S. Tsagaris, Deputy Head, Sociology Unit, ATINER & Associate Professor, School of Social Work, Cleveland State University, USA. Abstracts should include the following: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Affiliation, Current Position, an email address, and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Decisions are reached within 4 weeks.

If you want to participate without presenting a paper, lead a stream, chair a session, review papers to be included in the conference proceedings or books, contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email  to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER (

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