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Stop the Traffic 2 - Two Day Conference on the Trafficking of Women for Prostitution

Two Day Conference on the Trafficking of Women for Prostitution

23-24 October, 2003


In recent months, trafficking for prostitution has received much attention in Australia, with widespread media coverage and the first arrests made under the 1999 sexual slavery laws. Despite this, too little is known about the extent of trafficking in Australia and there is a lack of coordination among those working on the issue. This two day conference presents an opportunity for people from diverse backgrounds to address this grave human rights violation, and to develop concrete steps to prevent trafficking, protect trafficked women and prosecute traffickers.

Presented by:

Project Respect in association with RMIT University School of Social Science and Planning and the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission and sponsored by the City of Yarra and VicHealth.