Friday, November 28, 2008

FEDUSA expresses its disgust in human trafficking

By Cindy Witten
28 November 2008

The Federation of Unions of South Africa (FEDUSA) has expressed its disgust surrounding the practices of the human trafficking and sexual exploitation. FEDUSA believes that the issue pertaining to human trafficking should seriously be addressed in terms of regulation, international regulation and law.

“In line with the international labour organisations recommendation, input should be made in terms of woman’s rights, specifically pertaining to human trafficking as it affects the poorest of the poor and the very vulnerable,” said Gretchen Humphries, FEDUSA’s Deputy General Secretary.

The federation is particularly concerned about the legislation to legalise prostitution during the months of the 2010 soccer world cup, saying that they believe there are clear links between prostitution and trafficking. FEDUSA fears that this will only intensify violence against women and children.

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