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2010 National Women's Conference
18 February 2010

Conference recognises the devastating effect that the earthquake has had on the governance and infrastructure of Haiti.

However, Conference is particularly concerned that within hours of the disaster overseas adoptions were being fast tracked.

Whilst Conference wishes that young women and girls who have lost family and friends in Haiti are given the opportunity for happy and settled lives we are extremely concerned that this provides an opportunity for young women and girls to be trafficked for sex or slave labour as the appropriate time is not there to put prospective parents through vetting procedures.

Conference welcomes the donation made by UNISON to the DEC.

Conference calls on the National Women’s Committee to raise this issue with the International Committee and through our international links raise our concerns with sister trade unionists throughout the world.