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June 8, 2018, 1:24 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: IRP-DATA-1

"The Committee is furthermore concerned about: (a) The significant increase of prostitution in areas with high concentrations of Syrian refugees, particularly among girls and young women between 15 and 20 years of age, who often resort to prostitution to be able to gain access to food and other essential goods for themselves and their children" (page 3).
April 19, 2018, 10:25 p.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: IRP-DATA-1

"In 2004, Dr. Nitet Tinnakul, while working at Chulalongkorn University, said that the sex industry in Thailand involved 2.8 million people: 2 million women; 20,000 adult males, and 800,000 minors under the age of 18" (para 4).
Jan. 23, 2018, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: IRP-DATA-1

"the Committee notes with concern...The existence of girls in prostitution" (8-9).
Jan. 17, 2018, 4:15 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: IRP-DATA-1

"Statistics – enforcement of the ban on the purchase of sexual services (1999-2014): Since the legislation came into force on January 1, 1999, 5452 men have been apprehended for attempting to purchase or having purchased a sexual service (PSS). In addition, 1178 men have been arrested for the purchase of a sexual act from a child (all girls) under 18 years old (PSA). Through the direct or indirect invention by the police, many more have been dissuaded from purchasing someone for the purpose of exploitation in prostitution" (page 8). "the Government/Swedish Film Institute (2003-2004) joint school Lilya 4-Ever awareness raising campaign on human trafficking in women and girls, which reached...more
Dec. 21, 2017, 2:37 p.m.
Countries: China, Vietnam
Variables: LDS-PRACTICE-1, IRP-DATA-1

"During CNN's trip to the border, the government called and told us the police had just rescued five girls as they were about to cross the border with a trafficker. We met the girls, who are just 14 years old. They said they were promised $600 to go to work in China by a neighbor from the same village" (para 26).
Dec. 21, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: IRP-DATA-1

"The villages along the Vietnamese-Chinese border are a hunting ground for human traffickers. Girls as young as 13 say they are tricked or drugged, then spirited across the porous border by boat, motorbike or car" (para 6). "Vietnamese girls as young as 13 are taken to China by human traffickers, to be sold as brides" (para 8).
Dec. 21, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: IRP-DATA-1, AOM-PRACTICE-1

"The villages along the Vietnamese-Chinese border are a hunting ground for human traffickers. Girls as young as 13 say they are tricked or drugged, then spirited across the porous border by boat, motorbike or car" (para 6). "Vietnamese girls as young as 13 are taken to China by human traffickers, to be sold as brides" (para 8).
Dec. 8, 2017, 10:30 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: IRP-DATA-1

"Backpage.com, one of the world’s largest classified ad websites and a frequent target in the political battle against sex trafficking, closed its adult ads section Monday in the United States, claiming to be the victim of a government witch hunt.The extraordinary move came shortly after the release of a scathing U.S. Senate report that accused Backpage of hiding criminal activity by deleting terms from ads that indicated sex trafficking or prostitution, including of children"(para 1-2)."Lois Lee, founder of Children of the Night, a Van Nuys-based nonprofit that rescues children from sex work, credited Backpage with helping detectives locate missing or exploited children and ultimately prosecute pimps. She lamented the end...more
Oct. 2, 2017, 7:19 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: IRP-DATA-1

"The Queens court piloted the HTIC approach when Judge Fernando M Camacho became dismayed at seeing the same teenage girls reappearing in his court for prostitution. The young women would be fined, and were forced to sell sex to pay the fine. Camacho wanted to break the cycle by offering them alternatives to a criminal record or jail"(para 5)
June 22, 2017, 3:53 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: IRP-DATA-1

"In Badia, sex workers as young as 14, trying to earn money to survive, entertain around five clients a day" (p 7)
Feb. 27, 2017, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: IRP-DATA-1

"Girls as young as age 11 reportedly were recruited to work in brothels" (31).
Jan. 18, 2017, 9:54 a.m.
Countries: Cameroon
Variables: IRP-DATA-1

"Children under age 18 were exploited in prostitution, and the problem was believed to be pervasive, although no statistics were available" (34).
Nov. 22, 2016, 12:37 p.m.
Countries: Benin
Variables: IRP-DATA-1

"A 2009 report on the commercial sexual exploitation of children in 11 communes indicated that 43.2 percent of surveyed children (ages 12 to 17) who engaged in prostitution were also subjected to commercial sexual exploitation" (19).
Aug. 6, 2016, 7:08 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: IRP-DATA-1

"'One of the girls was already married off at age 11, another one was forced into prostitution at age 14. These were my students. They have absolutely no opportunity without education. The question is can I find a school, a good school, that will take kids that are children of prostitutes.” At minute 29:35, the film's director is speaking about the social stigma placed on children of prostitutes in Calcutta, India," (MPH- Coder Comment).
May 5, 2016, 7:07 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, IRP-DATA-1

"Extreme poverty and unemployment can compel families to sell children into commercial sexual exploitation to meet demand for pre-pubescent girls, some are as young as 10 years old" (78).
April 19, 2016, 10:42 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1, IRP-DATA-1

"The Netherlands is listed by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime as a top destination for victims of human trafficking. A 2008 police report found out that 50 to 90% of the women in licensed prostitution 'work involuntary'" (32).
April 4, 2016, 7:21 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: IRP-DATA-1

"41% of the population perceives prostitution as a profession, while only 57% is aware of the fact that most women in prostitution enter the cycle of prostitution as children" (52).
March 30, 2016, 2:54 p.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: IRP-DATA-1

"The study showed that most of the Greek women just coming into prostitution are between the ages of 17 and 20" (para 10)
Jan. 4, 2016, 12:30 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: IRP-DATA-1

"Girls are generally around 14-16 years old when they are abducted into the brothels, where they may be hit, beaten, or drugged by the men and madams" (2:43-5:05).
Jan. 4, 2016, 12:24 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: IRP-DATA-1

"Girls are generally around 14-16 years old when they are abducted into the brothels, where they may be hit, beaten, or drugged by the men and madams" (2:43-5:05).
Dec. 31, 2015, 8:36 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: IRP-DATA-1

"For now, Ms. Kim continues to ply her trade. She says prostitution has been her only meal ticket since she was 24" (para 19)
Dec. 31, 2015, 2:59 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: IRP-DATA-1

"A few women and girls interviewed gave accounts of men forcing them to work as prostitutes to raise money" (39).
Aug. 18, 2015, 11:12 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: IRP-DATA-1

"Research also shows that significant proportions of those in the prostitution system were under the age of 18 at entry. Young people are not exploited in separate sex markets to those of adult women, but within the same ones, specially where youth is eroticised and valued either as an aesthetic ideal and/or as a misguided ‘cure’ for HIV. Thus any approach which normalises prostitution and leads to an increase in sex markets is likely to be counter to obligations under the Conventions on the Rights of Child, which requires State parties ‘to protect the child from all forms of sexual exploitation and sexual abuse'" (4)
Aug. 10, 2015, 6:16 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: IRP-DATA-1

"...in many states, girls as young as 13 can be arrested for prostitution" (p 4)
Aug. 5, 2015, 7:05 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: IRP-DATA-1

"‘Even in western counties, the average age of entry into prostitution is 16, 15, 14. Men who seek to prostitute girls are looking for younger girls. Any pimp will tell you ‘the younger the better’’" (p 37)
June 30, 2015, 7:44 p.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: IRP-DATA-1

"Interviews conducted with sex workers in Windhoek in 2008 found that on average girls are age 16 when they start sex work" (29)
April 2, 2015, 12:46 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: IRP-DATA-1

"The average age of entry into prostitution was between nine and thirteen, according to the National Human Rights Commission" (para 11)
Jan. 17, 2015, 12:37 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: IRP-DATA-1

“Kamathipura, Bombay, the largest brothel district in all of India. Each night, more than 200,000 local men crowd into an area of about six blocks where more than 20000 prostitutes live and work. Half the girls here come from Nepal. There’s a huge demand for their golden skin and oriental features. Even more desirable are the hundreds of children, some as young as nine.” This excerpt is narrated at 1:38 (Coder Comment-SPS)
Jan. 17, 2015, 11:48 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: IRP-DATA-1

“Kamathipura, Bombay, the largest brothel district in all of India...Half the girls here come from Nepal. There’s a huge demand for their golden skin and oriental features. Even more desirable are the hundreds of children, some as young as nine.” This excerpt is narrated at 1:38 (Coder Comment-SPS). “[Narrator] ‘Like so many of the girls here, Beli was just 14 when she was abducted into a brothel.'" This excerpt occurs at 4:20 (Coder Comment-SPS)
Jan. 17, 2015, 11:48 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: IRP-DATA-1

“After the brothel owners beat me, they sent men to my room. The men did many things to me there. They madams even beat me when I came out of the room. They beat me a lot.” This excerpt occurs at 3:36 and is stated by Beli, sold into prostitution at age 14 (Coder Comment-SPS)