Study Critical of Support for Trafficked Women

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Research from Universities of Queensland and Sydney

A new study is critical of the level of support available to women who are trafficked into the Australian sex industry.  The researchers from the universities of Queensland and Sydney say as many as 2,000 women are trafficked to Australia each year, mainly from Asia.  They are concerned Australia’s priority has been border protection rather than the human rights of women.  The study found that most of the women trafficked end up working in brothels in Sydney and Melbourne.  Associate Professor Julie Hepworth, a co-author of the report, says the women are in a “horrendous” position.

The ABC News report on this study may be read here.

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