Posted By Staff Reporter
The US Government is disappointed with Papua New Guinea, for not doing much in dealing with Human Trafficking.
This is despite the country passing legislation to combat Human Trafficking and People Smuggling in 2012 and almost a year on, has not yet enforced it.
Because of this, the US State Department's yearly Trafficking In Persons Report, gave P-N-G a tier-three country ranking, that's for country's making little or no progress in dealing with trafficking.
The US government is urging P-N-G to gazette and enact the legislation, to stop and punish all forms of trafficking, as a step to improving its ranking.
An Embassy statement said, P-N_G should also investigate, prosecute and punish trafficking offenders, including officials who aid trafficking, while helping victims and develop campaigns to prevent such from happening.
Trafficking can be forcing an under-age girl to marry against her will, forced prostitution of a P-N-G national or foreigner in nightclubs, forcing a person to work without pay, including persons working in logging, fishing and extractive industries or modern day slavery.
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