Nigeria: World Parliaments Urged to Criminalise Prostitution, Child Trafficking

Dublin— In the bid to combat the high level of woman and child trafficking around the globe, the Immigrant Council of Ireland (ICI) has called for the criminalisation of prostitution. The ICI has also begun lobbying for legislative reform to improve the level of protection and services available to victims of trafficking across the world. 

The Chief Executive of the Immigrant Council of Ireland, Denise Charlton during a summit on human trafficking in Dublin, called on the world governments and legislators to tackle the demand for sexual services which fuels the sex industry into which women and girls are trafficked for sex work. 

She said that the agency will lobby for legislative reform to improve the level of protection and services available as she called upon world lawmakers to criminalise the purchase of sex in a bid to end the exploitation of women in Ireland's sex industry. Mrs Charlton said the ICI has also commissioned a major research project to identify the extent, causes and best ways to respond to trafficking of women in and out of Ireland or other parts of the world for the purposes of sexual exploitation. 

Leadership, 2010.11.16, Abiodun Oluwarotimi