Wellington, New Zealand 10 August 12.00pm Kiwibank was right to refuse the business of sex-trade operators exploiting women and children, says Wahine Toa Rising, a newly-formed organisation led by survivors of the trade in New Zealand. Spokeswoman Ally Marie Diamond said “we were gutted to see Kiwibank turn its back on the exploited women of …
Violence against women
While some women may choose the sex trade and don’t experience coercion, these women are the minority. We need to meet the needs of the most marginalized in the sex trade, who are coerced into selling sex due to life circumstances such as poverty. Most importantly we need to STOP, LISTEN, and show vulnerable women our respect by HEARING them, and SEEING them.
16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence’.
Leaving the sex trade is as difficult as leaving a violent relationship. The majority of women in or exited from the sex trade experience PTSD regardless of whether they have been in the trade for a short time, or years.
Women are being forced back into brothels with no guidance on safety from the government. Guidelines released yesterday for other industries which include close personal proximity, such as hair and nail salons, are completely inadequate for the sex trade