• Source country for underage girls subjected to sex trafficking.
• Reportedly destination country for women from Asian countries, such as Hong Kong, Thailand, Taiwan, and China, and Eastern Europe trafficked into forced prostitution.
• Foreign women recruited by labor agents and handed over to brothel owners, who confiscate their passports and force them into prostitution for up to 18 hours a day.
• Child trafficking victims found engaging in prostitution illegally in brothels and off the street, some closely controlled by local gangs.
• 30.2% of women in New Zealand report intimate partner physical violence in their lifetime.
• 14.1% of women report sexual intimate partner violence in their lifetime.
• New Zealand Prostitutes Collective is an organisation of past and present sex workers and allies advocating for the human rights, health and well-being of all sex workers.
• Government partially funds women’s shelters, rape crisis centers, sexual abuse counseling, family violence networks, and violence prevention services.
Sources: UN Women Violence against Women Prevalence Data: Surveys by Country 2011; U.S. Department of State 2010 Human Rights Report; U.S. Department of State Trafficking in Persons Report 2011