Exploitation of People Through Trafficking

Community Relations Committee of NSW Inquiry

nsw-inquiry-2013An inquiry conducted by the Community Relations Commission of NSW has found that exploitation of people frequently happens in family homes and businesses.  It continues to involve women in the sex industry but forced marriage and labour exploitation also occurs.  In releasing the report, the Chair of the CRC, Stepan Kerkyasharian, said the findings break  down the myth that the problem only affects women when in fact men and children  are also victims.  “In  many cases the perpetrators do not have to resort to any form of duress,” he  said.  “They  set the scene for the victim to become a prisoner of their own mind. That is the absolute form of humiliation and denigration of a person.”

Download the Inquiry report here.

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