Monday, July 7, 2008

Ireland: Trafficking Not Just Urban

IRELAND - More than half of all women trafficked in to Ireland for sexual exploitation are forced to work in rural areas of the country, it has emerged.

New figures revealed three minors were among 44 women who broke free from the sex trade and looked for help in 2007. Geraldine Rowley of Ruhama - an organisation that provides support services to women trafficked for sexual exploitation - said the figures show the sex industry has gone nationwide.

"The reality is pimps are trafficking women into the country and some of them are putting women in to very remote areas," she said. "It shows we have a serious trafficking problem which is not just urban based."...


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