FAMILY FIRST NZ Inc. - MEDIA RELEASE - 16 February 2016 Brothel Fundraiser for Charity Labelled ‘Tacky’ Family First NZ, [a registered charity] says that an attempt<http://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/news/76929624/south-taranaki-brothel-hosts-open-day-to-fund-school-lunch-programme> by a South Taranaki brothel to promote its business and normalise prostitution under the guise of a charitable fundraiser should be rejected by the charity concerned. “This is simply a cynical attempt by the sex industry to try and normalise a business by having an ‘Open Home’ which many in the community will object to. To then associate prostitution with children and promote the brothel via a charity feeding children is just tacky,” says Bob McCoskrie, National Director of Family First NZ. “How can we be serious about reducing sexual violence against women when brothels legitimise the sexual abuse and exploitation of vulnerable people? There is a healthy stigma against prostitution – and for good reason.” Family First is calling on the Kai Kitchen charity to reject any association with the brothel and its self-promotion attempts. “Even the architect of the bill to decriminalise prostitution has admitted<https://www.familyfirst.org.nz/2013/04/beyer-we-were-naive-liberalising -prostitution/> that the politicians were naïve regarding the harms to workers, and the Prime Minister John Key believes<https://www.familyfirst.org.nz/2012/11/legalisation-of-prostitution-fai ling-john-key/> the legalisation of prostitution has failed to safeguard sex workers and bring a halt to underage prostitution.” “Families don’t want brothels – no matter how large or small – in communities and located near schools, churches, maraes or family shopping precincts and restaurants. We are being regularly contacted by families around the country who are opposed to brothels opening in their community.” “The association of prostitution with gang and criminal behaviour, alcohol and drug abuse, underage prostitution, and sexual abuse and violence means that more and more women and young people are being sentenced to an unacceptable situation,” says Mr McCoskrie. ENDS
By Bradley Myles, Special to CNN
Updated 1538 GMT (2338 HKT) December 2, 2015 | Video Source: CNN
Dismantling the trafficking networks
The shocking stories of sex trafficking …. should greatly impact us, but it’s important to remember that we all can play a role in keeping this from happening to more people.
These women and girls are trapped in modern slavery, enslaved by criminal networks that have perfected human trafficking and exploitation into a sophisticated science over decades.
The depth and breadth of the modern slavery that is intricately woven throughout our global society is both shocking and daunting. In fact, the International Labor Organization estimates that 4.5 million people are victims of sex trafficking around the world in an industry that generates tens of billions of dollars in criminal profits each year.
A man who tried to buy access to an underage girl online has been caught in a police sting operation..
The man allegedly made the request for a 14-year-old girl while responding to an advertisement, but was arrested at a motel.
The man in his 50s has been charged with one count of using the internet to procure a child under 16, and was due to appear in Court on Monday.
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Originally aired on Sunday Morning, Sunday 13 September 2015
[An interview every porn promoter should listen to very carefully and thoughfully]
International advocate against the sexual exploitation of women and children, Melinda Tankard Reist discusses the pervasive influence of sexualised imagery in popular culture.
One woman’s determined effort to tackle underage prostitution. She’s acting after research uncovered some uncomfortable truths about some New Zealand children. New research has uncovered some uncomfortable and tragic truths about Kiwi children: New Zealand has a secret world of child prostitution.
MOSTLY YOUNG GIRLS ….
“They had accepted that they were worthless, that they were inadequate and that is how they saw themselves,” Social worker Natalie Thorburn, whose Masters studies were discovering the problem, told TV One’s Seven Sharp
“Kids were selling themselves for sex from 12, but there was this one instance where this girl was being sold for sex at nine. [Read more…]