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  Child prostitution in India
Child labour is thus defined as work performed by children that either endangers their health or safety, interferes with or prevents education or keeps them from play and other activity important to their development.
It was estimated that in Delhi 50% of the prostitutes are devdasis and in Bombay, Pune, Solapur and Sangli.
Child prostitutes become ready recruits for flesh trade for they are rendered unfit for any other trade or calling not being educated or having any knowledge of any other trade.
www.pucl.org /from-archives/Child/prostitution.htm   (3392 words)

 Child Prostitution
Child prostitutes are found in virtually every country, including the United States, France, United Kingdom, Germany and Japan.
The organization's goal is to eradicate child prostitution worldwide.
The growth of child prostitution and other forms of sexual exploitation in Thailand is slowing.
www.thaiembdc.org /socials/childprs.htm   (1018 words)

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The federal government's primary law criminalizing child prostitution is the "Mann Act," which proscribes the transportation of individuals under the age of 18 in interstate or foreign commerce with the intent that the individual engage in prostitution or any sexual activity for which any person can be charged with a criminal offense.
Child protection agencies may also be needed to locate an emergency placement for young victims who cannot be immediately returned to their homes.
A major goal of child advocacy centers and multidisciplinary teams is to prevent the inadvertent revictimization of an abused child by the judicial and social service systems in their efforts to protect the child.
www.ncjrs.org /txtfiles/exploit.txt   (14282 words)

 global reproductive health forum: re/productions #2: child prostitution   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
In a country like Sri Lanka for example, child prostitution was virtually unknown until recently, but with the growth of tourism in that island, the number of child prostitutes increased dramatically and would have been even greater had not the civil war limited the number of tourists entering the country.
While the discussions were on the prevailing problem of child prostitution - frequently referred to as a growing problem - various factors that have contributed to children being drawn into this profession, and the several problems that are being faced by victimised children, also came to light.
Child prostitution has to be presented to society as a priority concern of the entire society, and should not be seen merely as a target of welfare programmes.
www.hsph.harvard.edu /Organizations/healthnet/SAsia/repro2/child_prostitution.htm   (11517 words)

 PROSTITUTION - Home truths
(All accounts of child prostitution begin with a gut-wrenching personal story, so here it is.) She and a friend ran away to Manila from her village in southern Luzon because home life was miserable and her father said he could not afford to keep her in school.
And among the few things that can be stated with confidence is that the overwhelming majority of ‘children’ in prostitution are well past puberty, mostly in their mid-teens, and many are beyond both the legal age of marriage and of sexual consent.
The campaigns to end ‘child prostitution’ should indeed continue; those who live off, or co-operate in the sexual exploitation of minors are reprehensible and should be brought to book.
www.newint.org /issue252/home.htm   (2263 words)

 TED Case Study Template
Child prostitution is a result of many social, economic, and cultural problems such as theft, drugs, low self-esteem, dysfunctional families, gangs, abusive relationships, kidnappings, and other struggles that these children are experiencing.
The reports that have been done on the issue of child trafficking and child prostitution are insignificant due to the lack of distinguishing between the ages of children, the gender of children, and between economic and sexual trafficking of persons.
Many victims of child prostitution and trafficking seek help but their reports are ignored and covered up due to mistrust of children’s testimonies.
www.american.edu /TED/czech-child-trade.htm   (6196 words)

 Child Prostitution And Child Sex Rings   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Child prostitution and child sex rings exist in all countries and in all the major cities in North America.
Child sex rings and prostitution happens to children/individuals who are vulnerable, perhaps related to institutions as clients.
Prostitution and its connections to child abuse are unclear.
www.m-a-h.net /library/abuse/article-sexrings.htm   (3519 words)

 Child Exploitation and Obscenity (CEOS): Child Prostitution - Domestic Sex Trafficking of Minors
Although comprehensive research to document the number of children engaged in prostitution in the United States is lacking, it is estimated that about 293,000 American youth are currently at risk of becoming victims of commercial sexual exploitation.
Other young people are recruited into prostitution through forced abduction, pressure from parents, or through deceptive agreements between parents and traffickers.
Once these children become involved in prostitution they are often forced to travel far from their homes and as a result are isolated from their friends and family.
www.usdoj.gov /criminal/ceos/prostitution.html   (493 words)

 CHILD WISE - ECPAT in Australia - Our Vision
Child Wise is a charity working to prevent and reduce the sexual abuse and exploitation of children in Australia and overseas.
Child Wise is the Australian representative of ECPAT International which is a global campaign existing in over 70 countries committed to ending the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC).
Child Wise researches and advocates for improved understanding and services for young people involved in prostitution in Australia.
www.ecpat.org   (171 words)

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Child prostitution, like other forms of child sexual abuse, is not only a cause of death and high morbidity in millions of children, but also a gross violation of their rights and dignity.
A coordinated international campaign is needed to prevent child prostitution, provide services to children who are prostituted until they can be removed from prostitution, and implement effective recovery and reintegration programs.
Quite a sad commentary on the evil in the world that would allow millions of innocent children to be sentenced to a life time of emotional trauma as a result of being exposed to some of the most significant trauma one could be exposed to.
www.mercola.com /2002/may/4/child_prostitution.htm   (616 words)

 The Optional Protocol to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Sale of Children, Child ...
The Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography was adopted by the UN General Assembly on May 25, 2000 and came into force January 18, 2002.
There are US statutes against child exploitation that are reviewed and amended annually to meet the needs of investigations, technological changes, and globalization.
Domestic investigations of child prostitution, child pornography, and trafficking of children for illicit purposes are vigorously prosecuted.
www.state.gov /r/pa/prs/ps/2002/16216.htm   (659 words)

 Putting An End To Child Prostitution
It can cause a child a tremendous distress if he or she knows that somewhere out there is a picture which tells people that he or she was a prostitute.
HIV is another difficult area when it comes to reporting - in some cases, social workers may have decided that the child is not ready to hear that he or she is infected, and it would be catastrophic for the child to hear via a third party.
After the price is fixed and paid, the child is used by the customer to meet the customer's own needs and then referred to the "owner" of the child.
www.scottmurray.com /prosti.htm   (1662 words)

 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Believing also that efforts to raise public awareness are needed to reduce consumer demand for the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography, and believing further in the importance of strengthening global partnership among all actors and of improving law enforcement at the national level,
(c) Child pornography means any representation, by whatever means, of a child engaged in real or simulated explicit sexual activities or any representation of the sexual parts of a child for primarily sexual purposes.
States Parties shall ensure that all child victims of the offences described in the present Protocol have access to adequate procedures to seek, without discrimination, compensation for damages from those legally responsible.
www.unicef.org /crc/annex2.htm   (2503 words)

 JNHP - Child Prostitution in Thailand   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
It is hoped that when the girls grow up, they can move back to their home villages and become teachers and help fight child prostitution on the community/ local level.
He was a musician and a bamboo flute maker who became concerned when he saw the condition his fellow country women and Thai children were living in, so he started DEP to help stop child prostitution at the community level, where it starts (as this is where the pimps "target" to find new, virgin flesh).
I believe it is due to pressure from the Thai government that Sompop ceased his rescue of girls from child prostitution.
www.hercurian.com /community/thailand/child_prostitution.htm   (1351 words)

 Child Prostitution
In the subject of Victorian prostitution, children are often overlooked.
   However, the fact remains that all street children survived by means of theft or prostitution, brothels existed containing children exclusively, and of nearly 2,600 prostitutes arrested in Paris 1,500 were minors (Rush, p.63).
  We hear of child labor and sweatshops but rarely the sad truth of children being pimped out by their own parents - it was in fact a very profitable and widespread practice.
cai.ucdavis.edu /waters-sites/prostitution/ChildProstitution.htm   (405 words)

 Author Exposes Child Prostitution in Thailand (Children's Express): The Zero 5.0laf - The Official Website of Andrew ...
She was on the verge of discovering a child sex industry in the fictional land of Udon Khai and was killed when somebody tried to stop her.
But because of freedom of speech, people involved in child prostitution have been able to advertise the sex "industry" in countries like America and in Europe.
"I've never known a child that was forced into prostitution who wasn't full of pain and fear and terror for the rest of their days," Vachss said.
www.vachss.com /av_articles/rtcl_chxp.html   (908 words)

 Children for sale - Dateline NBC - MSNBC.com
Inside the world of child sex trafficking, each year, by some estimates, hundreds of thousands of girls and boys are bought, sold or kidnapped and then forced to have sex with grown men.
Even though prostitution is illegal in Cambodia, finding a girlfriend for the night at Martinis takes just a few words, a few dollars, and a stroll out the door.
She was not surprised by our findings, she says, because it'll take years to overcome the extreme poverty and widespread corruption that cause the child sex trade to flourish.
msnbc.msn.com /id/4038249   (3677 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | Americas | Brazil maps child prostitution
Child prostitution rackets operate in almost 1,000 municipalities in Brazil, according to a government study mapping the underground industry.
The country's megacities of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo are home to about a quarter of the total number of child prostitution rings, Mr Miranda said.
And nearly a third of all rackets are located in the impoverished north-east of the country.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/americas/4212133.stm   (283 words)

 The Child Prostitution Ring that Reached Bush Whitehouse
It is a fact that during the 1980's, child sexual services were provided by top Republican officials to key, bureaucrats and diplomats but most importantly, there is a chilling proximity of all of these events and personalities, to the President of the United States at the time, George H.W. Bush.
It is a tale of child sex, murder, espionage, flmail, and huge payoffs.
Boy prostitutes 15 years old (and younger) were taking midnight tours of the Whitehouse.
www.voxfux.com /features/bush_child_sex_coverup/franklin.htm   (883 words)

 Campaign Against the Trafficking of Women and Girls - Human Rights Watch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Trafficking in persons — the illegal and highly profitable recruitment, transport, or sale of human beings for the purpose of exploiting their labor — is a slavery-like practice that must be eliminated.
The trafficking of women and children into bonded sweatshop labor, forced marriage, forced prostitution, domestic servitude, and other kinds of work is a global phenomenon.
Upon reaching their destinations, some women learn that they have been deceived about the nature of the work they will do; most have been lied to about the financial arrangements and conditions of their employment; and all find themselves in coercive and abusive situations from which escape is both difficult and dangerous.
www.hrw.org /about/projects/traffcamp/intro.html   (575 words)

 CRIN: Child Rights Information Network
CRIN will be posting reports and providing regular updates during the session (subscribe here).
NGO Alternative Reports for the 37th Session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child (13 September - 1 October 2004) are now available.
The site also includes NGO reports submitted to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.
www.crin.org   (365 words)

 MINCAVA Electronic Clearinghouse: Document Library   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Twenty percent of Bombay's brothel population is thought to be girls under the age of eighteen, and half of that population may be infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
The women were located and interviewed by prostitution survivors familiar with the prostitution industry.
Description: This report represents the first research to determine the number of girls and women involved in prostitution in the Chicago metropolitan area, and completes the first phase of a multi-phase project designed to ascertain how many girls and women in prostitution are being affected by problems of violence, abuse, substance abuse, and homelessness.
www.mincava.umn.edu /traffick.asp   (2075 words)

 An Update on Don't! Buy! Thai! (December 20, 2000): The Zero 5.0laf - The Official Website of Andrew Vachss
ECPAT [End Child Prostitution in Asian Tourism] and other organizations had been documenting for years.
Some countries even passed "extra-territorial" laws so that child sex tourists could be prosecuted in their home countries for crimes committed in foreign jurisdictions, and specific prosecutions of those using Thailand for such purposes did occur.
Continued pressure on all involved governments is necessary, but those fighting child sex tourism use "boycott" as a symbol, a way of focusing attention as opposed to economic crippling...
www.vachss.com /mission/dbt_update.html   (1257 words)

 Victorian Era Prostitution
Sims (1910) cited Babylonian temple prostitution as equivalent to the plight of girls at the turn of the 20th century.
The result is that in nine cases out of ten, or ninety-nine out of a hundred, the child, who is usually under fifteen, frightened and friendless, her head aching.
Ennew 1986) pointed out that during the Victorian era the upswell of public sentiment/awareness for the sexual plight of children, coexisting with their exploitation, supports the contention that the present level of con-cern and activity regarding child prostitution is not unprecedented.
home.pacbell.net /tonyprey/burning/vicera.htm   (612 words)

 Child Exploitation and Obscenity Home page
Created in 1987, the mission of the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS) is to protect the welfare of America’s children and communities by enforcing federal criminal statutes relating to the exploitation of children and obscenity.
As the nation’s experts in child exploitation and obscenity issues, CEOS leads the Department of Justice in its endeavor to continuously improve the enforcement of federal child exploitation and obscenity laws and prevent the exploitation of children and families.
CEOS attorneys prosecute defendants who have violated federal child exploitation and obscenity laws and also assist the 93 United States Attorney Offices in investigations, trials, and appeals related to these offenses.
www.usdoj.gov /criminal/ceos   (288 words)

 Prostitution Issues: Prostitutes Education Network   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
SWOP Campaign to Decriminalize Prostitution and Berkeley Initiative to Decriminalize Prostitution
Buy books and videos about prostitution, sex work, trafficking, etc. here or at the PENET bookstore.
Prostitution and the Internet: Interview with Mike Godwin of The Electronic Frontier Foundation
www.bayswan.org /penet.html   (498 words)

 Child Rights Cambodia: Home
Every day, all over Cambodia, more and more moto taxi and taxi drivers, guesthouses, restaurants and bar owners are collaborating with our network in all tourist areas, including Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville and Siem Reap (Angkor) to refuse to condone sex with children.
The men came from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, New Zealand and the United States and were mostly charged with debauchery, a Cambodian legal term for sexually abusing minors.
Latest news about child prostitution and about offenders.
www.childrights-cambodia.org   (511 words)

ECPAT is a network of organizations and individuals working together for the elimination of child prostitution, child pornography and trafficking of children for sexual purposes.
If you have information about the commercial sexual exploitation of a child in the U.S. or abroad, notify U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement at 1-866-DHS-2ICE or contact your local FBI field office, or report at www.cybertipline.org.
ecpatusa.org   (131 words)

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