13th January 2020
Following the murder of Bella Te Pania in Christchurch, Speak Up For Women, a New Zealand-wide feminist organisation, is calling on the government to conduct an overdue review of the impact on women and girls of the decriminalisation of prostitution.
A representative from the Ally Centre in Sydney reported sexual assaults involving prostituted women and that these recent stories ‘highlight a need for the decriminalization of the sex trade.’ Decriminalization is not the answer.
The Knesset plenum on Monday passed legislation to impose fines on anyone who pays for prostitution. The bill will also be accompanied by a rehabilitation plan for sex workers that will be approved soon by the government.
27th November 2018
A 23-year-old former youth worker has been sentenced to 11 months’ home detention after coercing a 12-year-old girl to perform sex acts on him.
27th October 2018
The Solicitor-General has today appealed for a harsher prison term for an Auckland mum who forced her teen daughter to work as a sex slave, selling her at least 1000 times to men around the city.
20th September 2018
A prison sentence handed down today to 75-year-old former North Shore Community Board Chair Martin Lawes, for sustained child sexual exploitation of impoverished children in the Philippines, has been welcomed by child advocacy group Stop Demand.
New Zealand has once again been found to be a destination country for forced labour and sex trafficking, and a source country for sex trafficking of children.
The 2018 Trafficking in Persons (Tip) report, released by the US Department of State in Washington today, said foreign women from Asia and South America faced the risk of sex trafficking here, and some international students and temporary visa holders were vulnerable to forced labour and prostitution…
23rd February 2016
I agree with Ken Orr and perhaps a better name for the PRA would be the Pimps and Brothel owners Protection Act. What do you think?
The United Nations commemorates each year, Social Justice Day on 20 February. The Secretary-General said that the…
11th December 2015
A steady increase in sex workers from a number of countries travelling to NZ to work in the local industry indicates that an illegal industry is thriving alongside a legal industry. An important point to be carefully considered in the next review of the PRA. What do you think?