Selling Sex in Cape Town

Are women tricked into sex work? How control do they have over their working conditions? Are sex workers able to leave if they want to? The answers to these and many other questions about the sex work industry can be found in this book.
This two year study by the Institute for Security Studies and the Sex Worker Education and Advocacy task Force is the first complete survey and analysis of the sex work industry in a South African city, Cape Town. It analyses numbers, earnings, working conditions and various aspects of exploitation of both street based and brothel based sex workers, and makes recommendations on how exploitation of sex workers can be prevented.
As human trafficking into prostitution is of concern both in South Africa and worldwide, the book examines and reports on the extent to which trafficking is a feature of the sex work industry in Cape Town.

February 18, 2013 Themes: Sex work | Trafficking Programs: Book | Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

Gender violence a rampant

Recent studies by Gender Links Botswana has revealed that ovr two thirds of women in Botswana (67) experience some form of gender violence in their life time.
The study says 44% of men admit to perpetrating violence against women . Roos van Dorp , Gender Links Program Officer told Global Post that while Botswana is doing enough to eliminate gender based violence , statistics still show that violence is still high and prevalent in the country.

Moçambique: ImpensÁ¡vel que haja trÁ¡fico de pessoas em pleno Século XXI

Apesar de oito dos 15 estados membro da Comunidade de Desenvolvimento da África Austral (SADC) terem promulgado leis anti-trÁ¡fico humano, o crime de trÁ¡fico humano ainda persiste na região, o que implica que se deve ser mais estratégico e criativo na forma como se aborda a questão.

Desde que se avançou para a criminalização do fenómeno do trÁ¡fico de pessoas para fins de escravatura sexual e trabalho forçado, os traficantes têm sido mais inovadores no que tange a prÁ¡tica deste crime hediondo. Os governos da região da SADC, incluindo Moçambique, implementaram vÁ¡rias medidas para estancar este mal mas mesmo assim o problema ainda subsiste.

Toolkit to Combat Trafficking in Persons.

At the third session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and its Protocols (Vienna, 9-18 October 2006), various requests were made of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) as the secretariat of the Conference of the Parties. Among them was to develop guidelines and collect and disseminate of successful practice with respect to:
– Victim identification
– Investigation of offences
– Victim assistance and repatriation
– Training and capacity-building
– Awareness-raising strategies and campaigns
While this Toolkit is not offered in direct fulfilment of those requests, it has been drafted with the Office’s strong commitment to comply with them in mind. The present edition updates and expands the version of the Toolkit published in 2006

When gold turns to dust: the story of teenage girl forced into sex slavery

After drug trafficking, human trafficking is tied with the illegal arms trade as the second largest criminal industry in the world, and it is the fastest growing. Due to poverty, many people across the globe are coaxed by scrupulous agents who promise them better jobs elsewhere. Europe and the US are well known major destinations for trafficked people. Upon reaching these “promised lands”, these youngsters are forced into sex slavery. This media highlight analyses an article published in the Star Newspaper about teenage girls who were trafficked to Turkey and steered into prostitution.

Un équipage asiatique prive de salaires depuis 14 mois.

Parmi, des Philippins qui auraient été recrutés par une compagnie Singapourienne contre une somme jugée ‘exorbitante’.
Le Président singapourien S.R. Nathan sollicite par la Filipino Sailors Workers Welfare Association.
Le bateau de pèche Hwa Shan No 302 est ancre dans la rade de Port-Louis avec a son bord un équipage d’une soixantaine d’asiatiques sans salaires depuis 14 mois. Parmi, des Philippins auraient été recrute par une agence Singapourienne contre une somme jugée ‘exorbitante’. La Filipino Sailors Workers Welfare Association en collaboration avec le mouvement national mauricien a pris contact avec les autorités Singapouriennes et réclame une enquête internationale.
L’équipage du navire taÁ¯wanais Hwa Shan No 302 a passé plus de six mois en haute mer et a travaille plus de 14 mois pour le compte du propriétaire du bateau de pèche. Le ship crew est notamment compose de Taiwanais et de Chinois. Les Philippins Á  bord du navire auraient été recrutes par une agence Singapourienne contre une somme jugée ‘exorbitante’. Mais l’équipage n’aurait pas perçu de salaire depuis 14 mois. Les marins philippins travaillant sur le navire Taiwanais Hwa Shan no 302 ont pris contact avec la Filipino Sailors Workers Association(FSWWA) pour sortir de la crise.

Details of 18-year nightmare revealed- The Star

Jaycee Dugard, the California woman kidnapped in 1991 and held captive for nearly two decades, talked through tears about both the pain and determination she felt as she gave birth to her captor’s child in his backyard while she was still a girl.
Dugard was clear and composed throughout the interview with ABC News’s Diane Sawyer on her show Primetime, which aired on Sunday night, but grew emotional when she talked about seeing the first of two girls fathered by Phillip Garrido.
When Sawyer asked how old she was at the time of the birth in the San Fransisco Bay Area city of Antioch, she said “14” with a small, incredulous laugh and a shake of her head.

Ouvriers Etrangers] Ameliorations en trompe-l’oeil

Odeur nauséabonde, espace de vie étrique, manque de meubles… Une visite impromptue dans les dortoirs de l’usine Santex, a Goodlands, et c’est le haut-le-cÅ“ur. Nous y étions Lundi avec Faizal Ali Beegun, président de la Textile Manufacturing & Allied Workers Union(TMAU), et deux membres d’Amnesty International, qui préparent un rapport sur les conditions de vie des ouvriers étrangers a Maurice.
Les 146 travailleurs bangladais et indiens de cette usine de textile s’étaient mis en grève en Mars dernier pour dénoncer leur niveau de vie inacceptables. Des améliorations, ont par la suie été promises par la direction. Mais lors de la visite, les changements ne sautaient ne sautaient pas aux yeux. On aura plutôt vu des modifications illusoire.

Human tracffiking on the rise

Maseru-Recent research shows that there is alarming increment in the cases of seduction,sale,slavery and trafficking in women and children for sexual exploitation in southern Africa.According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM)South Africa,in Lesotho,children from rural areas gravitate to Maseru to escape domestic violence,and the effects of HIV/AIDS.
As children in the streets,they are coerced or forcibly abducted by white men before taked across the border with the conset of border officials to border towns and asparagus farms in the Eatern Free State It is said that there they are held captive in private houses where they are sexually and sadistically assaulted over several days by small groups of men.
These children are finnally returned to the border,or deposited on the streets of towns in the Eastern Free State to find their own way home.Children in the streets of Maseru are also trafficked by long distance truck drivers,who use them as sex slaves on their routes.

Une ado protégerait un réseau de prostitution.

Une adolescente âgée de 15 ans qui avait fugue depuis huit jours refuse de dire ou elle était. Elle s’est contentée de dire ou elle avait été et elle a aussi révélé avoir eu des relations sexuelles avec deux hommes avant sa fugue.La police et la Child Protection Unit s’interrogent ,Qui protège-t-elle et avec qui était elle pendant sa fugue?Les enquêteur pensent que qu’elle ferait peut-être partie d’un réseau de prostitution.