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.
Family First NZ says that claims by the Prostitutes Collective that New Zealand is the best place on earth to be a prostitute are laughable and from ‘fantasyland’.
20th May 2015
As New Zealand house prices and rents continue to skyrocket, those in financially vulnerable situations are turning to prostitution.
New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations national president Rory McCourt said many students facing financial hardship turned to sex work in order to cover living costs.
25th April 2015
Some murder cases are harder to solve than others. The investigation into the killing of Mellory Manning — a 27-year-old woman who was assaulted and murdered in 2008 while working as a prostitute in Christchurch, New Zealand — confounded police.
A man has been found guilty of the “brutal” rape of a sex worker in a Blenheim motel in 2013, sending a “clear message” that consent is as important in sex work as it in personal relationships, police say.
Christchurch brothel and escort workers are more likely to experience violence than their Auckland counterparts, researchers say.
University of Canterbury economics and finance senior lecturer Dr Laura Meriluoto, with a team of researchers, analysed survey data on sex workers and found Christchurch brothel workers were more likely to be harmed than those in Auckland.