“Crucial” that Minister Fitzgerald implements legislation to criminalise the purchase of sexual services in the Republic: Ruhama.
"Grooming has been something Ireland has lacked the legislative mechanisms required to deal with up until now.”
Ruhama expresses concern that trafficking charges were not put forward in the case.
Annual US State Department’s Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report launched.
Ruhama calls for “more proactive criminal investigation of the sex trade and other environments where other forms of trafficking can occur.”
“In passing this resolution, the European Parliament is acknowledging the intrinsic link between prostitution and trafficking for sexual exploitation.”
A record number of women accessed Ruhama's services last year.
In 2011, Ruhama worked with victims of trafficking from 20 different countries.
Huge increase in migrant women in sex trade over the last decade.