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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.

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A former New Zealand hockey international has appeared in court accused of sexually abusing four young Filipino boys at a beach resort.

Hilton Reece Munro, 45, was charged with human trafficking and child abuse last week.

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US to release Trafficking in Persons Report

Wednesday, 19 June 2013 13:02

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.

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Reports Kiwi arrested in Philippines

Monday, 29 October 2012 16:18
The New Zealand embassy in Manila is following up on reports a New Zealand man has been arrested in the Philippines on child rape and human trafficking charges.
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Fishing slavery laws should be passed urgently

Wednesday, 15 January 2014 08:00

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.

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Woman 'kept as sex slave'

Friday, 15 June 2012 13:41
Heather Walsh, here supported by survivor advocate Louise Nicholas (at left), says she was trapped on William Cornelius' farm for months against her will.

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.

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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.
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New Zealand has been named as a "source country" for sex trafficking of underage girls and a destination country for forced labour in a sharply critical report released by the US State Department.
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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.

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By BRONWYN SELL

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.

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