Posts Tagged ‘People Trafficking’

Why New Zealand needs a modern slavery act

Thursday, June 3rd, 2021
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Walk into St Lukes mall in Auckland and you’ll find Body Haven massage on the second floor. Last year, the company was found guilty of paying a masseuse the equivalent of 86¢ an hour. It was ordered to repay the worker $8000 and put on a “stand-down” list preventing it from hiring migrant labour for Read more

Catholic safe house helps jail sex traffickers

Thursday, August 27th, 2020

A Catholic safe house for women in London has been partly responsible for ensuring two sex traffickers are jailed. The Catholic Diocese of Westminster’s Caritas Bakhita House enabled the traffickers’ 20-year old victim to report their crimes to the police. The traffickers were sentenced to prison terms of 15 and 16 years. Their victim’s nightmare Read more

Guardian angel of refugees being investigated

Monday, September 4th, 2017

A priest called the guardian angel of refugees is under investigation for people trafficking. Mussie Zerai was nominated for a Nobel prize in 2015 for his compassion to refugees. For tens of thousands of desperate migrants, his cellphone number has meant the difference between life and death as their boats founder. He has been the Read more

Religious against People Trafficking in NZ

Friday, July 18th, 2014

The third Prevent People Trafficking Conference to be held in New Zealand took place in Porirua on June 5th and 6th. The conference was attended by representatives from  ANZRATH (Aotearoa New Zealand Religious against Trafficking in Humans) ANZRATH is a group made up of  New Zealand religious from a variety of congregations based in Auckland Sister Read more

A report about people trafficking in the Pacific – including Samoa – comes as no surprise

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

A report about people trafficking in the Pacific – including Samoa – comes as no surprise to the Assistant Chief Executive Officer of Immigration, Auali’itia Fa’afouina Milford.

The Vulnerabilities to Trafficking in the Pacific report from the Australian Institute of Criminology warns of an alarming rise in trafficking in this part of the world. The report says that during the past six years, Samoa and nine other countries in the region reported their belief that people had been trafficked into their countries.

Auali’itia says Samoa is not immune. During an interview with the Samoa Observer yesterday, he revealed the latest case on these shores.“The most recent case was late last year when a group of people from Bangladesh illegally migrated to Samoa,” he says.

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