About Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER

Study Finds Thousands of Young Asian Women Being Forced to Work as Sex Slaves in Australia

by Thilaka Ravi on October 3, 2012 at 8:01 AM
Font : A-A+

 Study Finds Thousands of Young Asian Women Being Forced to Work as Sex Slaves in Australia

Upto 2000 young women, mostly Asians, are trafficked into Australia every year, and are being effectively forced to work as sex slaves in Sydney and Melbourne, a new study has revealed.

According to a five-year study by Julie Hepworth, Associate Professor at University of Queensland, most of the victims are young Asians, who are being duped into working in brothels and seedy red light dens in the two cities.


"Many have been forced or tricked into being trafficked in the sex industry from a young age and have no knowledge of anything else," News.com.au quoted Hepworth, as saying.

"They also fear deportation because they face being ostracised by their home communities," she added.

The study found that government services available to trafficked women was "sparse, uncoordinated and poorly funded".

Hepworth said that in the past this was because government help was mostly made available to women that co-operated with police investigating people smugglers and traffickers.

"Although that changed in 2009, there is still a greater emphasis placed on catching the traffickers, rather than helping women they bring into Australia," she added.

Hepworth also called for greater co-ordination between governments and non-government organisations to provide better services for trafficked women.

Source: ANI

News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
What's New on Medindia
COVID Toes
International Yoga Day 2022 - 'Yoga for Humanity'
Wearable Devices Are Now Transforming Depression, Multiple Sclerosis, and Epilepsy Management.
View all
News Archive
Date
Category
News Category

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Sex Facts Prostitution: Fresh Stakes in the Oldest Trade Sexual Intercourse Facts Safe Sex Top Ten Trivial Sex Facts Top Ten Sex Tips for Men Sex Numbers 

Most Popular on Medindia

Drug Side Effects Calculator Drug - Food Interactions Diaphragmatic Hernia Loram (2 mg) (Lorazepam) Blood Pressure Calculator The Essence of Yoga Accident and Trauma Care Indian Medical Journals Post-Nasal Drip Color Blindness Calculator

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2022

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use

Consult an Expert