New Zealand remains a destination for foreigners subjected to sex trafficking and forced labour, a global trafficking report says. The United States government’s annual Trafficking in Persons Report rates New Zealand and Australia as top tier nations for complying with the minimum standards for eliminating trafficking…
30th June 2015
Brenda Myers-Powell was just a child when she became a prostitute in the early 1970s. Here she describes how she was pulled into working on the streets and why, three decades later, she devoted her life to making sure other girls don’t fall into the same trap. Some people will find Brenda’s account upsetting.
Child prostitutes have told an Auckland researcher they have been exploited by people who were meant to help them – including police…
An Auckland social worker and researcher wants to know how schools fail to notice when children spend the day coming down off drugs, having spent the night selling their bodies as sex workers…
Watch the following link of NZer Sarah O’brien debating at Oxford Union.
I agree with her “Prostitution and Trafficking are inextricably linked.”
What do you think?
A draft version of the law was voted through by the Socialist-led parliament today, and its final version will be voted on again on June 12.
But the bill has provoked widespread opposition from sex workers, who said numerous ‘hypocritical MPs’ were their main clients.
Paying for sex becomes illegal in Northern Ireland, but with calls for the law to be rolled out across the UK, a leading campaign group representing sex workers says lawmakers are missing the point.