Wednesday, January 17, 2018

#Kiwi #children #young as #nine #sex #trafficked

http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2017/09/prostitutes-collective-questions-report-on-child-sex-trafficking-in-nz.html Claims Kiwi children as young as nine are being sex trafficked are being questioned by the Prostitutes' Collective. A report, released by University of Auckland researcher Natalie Thorburn, claims child sex trafficking is prevalent in New Zealand and children as young as 12 were being exploited for money and drugs.

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#NZ #bathrooms #accommodate #Transgender #people

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/79760678/Are-New-Zealand-bathrooms-doing-enough-to-accommodate-Transgender-people Employers in New Zealand are legally required to accommodate the specific needs of trans employees, including in use of the facilities. The law states that "an employee should be able to use facilities that match their gender identity, for example: trans women should be able to use a women's toilet, and

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Recruitment stand-down periods for employers who breach employment law

We welcome the Governments new migrant worker recruitment stand-down periods for employers who breach employment law https://t.co/e0aeEp4MQa pic.twitter.com/OFF2iaCQQW — NZ Human Rights (@NZHumanRights) February 22, 2017 The Humans Rights Commission has today welcomed the Government’s introduction of migrant worker recruitment stand-down periods for employers who breach immigration and employment law. Equal Employment

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Young NZ soldiers and PTSD

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/78609988/Young-New-Zealand-veterans-homeless-and-living-on-the-street RSA national support services manager Mark Compain said the general public did not realise how traumatising more recent conflicts had been on defence force staff. Having himself served in Bosnia, East Timor and Afghanistan, Compain was well-aware of the terrible sights witnessed by modern soldiers. (more…)

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NZ identified as a destination country for human trafficking since 2004

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11711211 He charged them exorbitant fees and then exploited them upon arrival by forcing them to work illegally and live in overcrowded conditions, underpaying them and threatening them with deportation if they complained. The court heard how the workers felt "betrayed" by Ali and how many are still thousands of dollars in

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