By Sarah McDougall
New Zealand has a low level of modern slavery but people are still being exploited and changes need to be made, a global survey has found.
"Modern slavery for us is any situation where one person deliberately takes away another person's liberty for some sort of profit or gain," Walk Free Foundation global research executive director Fiona David says.
Hilton Reece Munro, 45, was charged with human trafficking and child abuse last week.
On Thursday 20 June 2013 the United States Department of States will release its 13 th edition of the Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP Report). The Report is the U.S. Government’s principal diplomatic tool to engage foreign governments on human trafficking.
New Zealand Labour Party, Darien FENTON, Associate Immigration Spokesperson
Fishing slavery laws should be passed urgently
National has a big “to do” list in 2014 if it is to deliver onits promises to clean up migrant worker abuse and slavery inthe fishing industry, says Darien Fenton, Labour’sAssociate Immigration and Labour issues spokesperson.
A woman who alleges she was kept as a sex slave and regularly raped - even as she endured a painful miscarriage - has won a legal battle to allow publication of her name so she can share her harrowing story.
Even though National Human Trafficking Awareness Day was on January 11, I still feel that even more people should be talking about this subject on a consistent basis.
A couple who tried to force a Thai woman into prostitution in New Zealand could easily have got away with it, says an organisation fighting to stop the practice.