Category Archives: Forced marriages

Human trafficking: Migrants lured to NZ with lucrative job offers exploited, forced into sex industry

16 Apr, 2018 5:00am By: Lincoln Tan Lincoln Tan is the New Zealand Herald’s diversity, ethnic affairs and immigration senior reporter.   Thai massage therapist Sabaitong Prachantasen thought her prayers had been answered when she was given a lucrative offer to … Continue reading

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Article 308: Jordan to scrap marriage loophole for rapists

24 April 2017 From the sectionMiddle East A law which protected Jordan’s rapists from punishment if they married their victims looks set to be scrapped. The Jordanian cabinet revoked Article 308 on Sunday, after years of campaigning by women’s activists, … Continue reading

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New legislation aims to protect teenagers from forced marriage

2:42 PM Thursday Apr 13, 2017 National MP Joanne Hayes. PHOTO/ANDREW BONALLACK A bill designed to protect teenagers from forced marriages will go before Parliament. The private member’s bill by National MP Joanne Hayes changes the consent requirements for 16 … Continue reading

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