Stuff: Coerced sex work a significant problem in New Zealand

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Young, isolated and controlled.

There is very little that clearly defines someone trafficked into sex work in New Zealand beyond those basic characteristics.

However, Dr Natalie Thorburn said the problem is bigger than anyone really knows.

“We cling quite firmly to the notion of New Zealand being clean, green and non-corruptible,” Thorburn said.

“That image is pervasive in that it precludes us from considering what sort of violence we’re not considering.”

Thorburn’s doctoral research into sex trafficking in New Zealand included interviews with victims and a survey of social workers and health practitioners.

Read more at Stuff

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