Subject: [Stop-traffic] News/NEW ZEALAND: CONCERN AT TRADE IN SEX WORKERS.
From: Melanie Orhant (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat Nov 11 2000 - 18:30:33 EST
04-11-2000 NEW ZEALAND: CONCERN AT TRADE IN SEX WORKERS.
The trafficking of women to work in the New Zealand sex industry is an
issue being highlighted by the Human Rights Commission.
In its latest annual report, the commission says it is concerned that women
are being brought to New Zealand under false pretences and forced to work
in the sex industry. It has set up a system to help women escape
involuntary servitude in the sex trade, which has been used successfully by
a small number of women.
The commission has also appointed a women's advocate to deal with this and
other contemporary issues affecting the rights of women.
In the year to June 30, 2000, the commission received a total of 337
complaints - an 11 per cent increase on the 300 received last year.
(c) The Christchurch Press, INL 2000.
THE CHRISTCHURCH PRESS 04/11/2000 P8
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