Sex Trafficking

Venezuelan women held in Los Iros sex camp

A se­cret agri­cul­tur­al plot in Los Iros, where five Venezue­lan women are be­ing as sex slaves, has been un­cov­ered by vil­lagers who are now call­ing on law en­force­ment au­thor­i­ties to in­ves­ti­gate. Vil­lagers say they have made sev­er­al re­ports to po­lice but the women still have not been res­cued.

Many res­i­dents in the area told Guardian Me­dia they be­lieve al­leged po­lice in­volve­ment in this well or­gan­ised hu­man traf­fick­ing has pre­vent­ed oth­er law en­force­ment of­fi­cers from act­ing.

US NGO - "Ending sex trafficking begins with decriminalisation of sex workers"

Washington- “We believe that ending sex trafficking begins with decriminalization of sex workers.”

It’s a bold prescription being put forward by one of the largest NGOs in the United States.

Earlier this week, while addressing a group of international journalists at the Foreign Press Centre, Jean Bruggeman of the Freedom Network stated, “We believe that ending sex trafficking starts with decriminalizing sex work.

People engaged in sex work must feel safe to come forward to report attacks of rape and abuse. Sex workers must feel safe.”