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Latest items for IRP-DATA-1

April 26, 2021, 11:49 a.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: IRP-DATA-1

"In general terms, the phenomenon of the prostitution in Italy is deeply tied to immigration: women coming from Eastern Europe, often under the age of 18 (and thus being without any risk of repatriation), are involved in prostitution. The relevant data are scarce due to the irregular living conditions characterising victims" (43). "From the recent data of the years 2005–2007, it was registered the increase of 16.83 per cent of the total number of the lodged denunciations. According to data by the Ministry of Justice, in 2007, ...100 persons [were condemned] for the exploitation of the child prostitution" (43).
Dec. 31, 2020, 3:55 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: IRP-DATA-1

"Like Toni, who was picked up along International Boulevard in Oakland, a major West Coast hub for sex trafficking, the vast majority of teenage girls who appear before Judge Burgess in the Alameda County Girls Court, a special tribunal for girls, have been recruited as child prostitutes or, like Toni, been considered at risk for involvement" (para 4).
Nov. 14, 2019, 1:30 p.m.
Countries: Poland
Variables: IRP-DATA-1, IRP-DATA-2

"According to the Ministry of Justice, in 2016, the most recent year for which statistics were available, courts convicted 604 persons of sexual intercourse with persons under age 15 and seven persons of pimping minors" (19).
Oct. 22, 2019, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: Equatorial Guinea
Variables: IRP-DATA-1

"Underage girls engaged in prostitution, particularly in urban areas of Malabo and Bata" (21-22).
April 11, 2019, 11:47 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: IRP-DATA-1

"The study indicated that sex work was practiced by girls aged 11 years (0.9 per cent) as well as girls aged 18 years and older (38.1 per cent), and that the median age was 17 years" (23).
March 20, 2019, 11:36 p.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: IRP-DATA-1

"NGOs reported that HIV/AIDS orphans and other vulnerable children engaged in prostitution without third-party involvement due to economic pressures or as a means of survival" (11).
March 6, 2019, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Barbados

"The Ministry of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment, and Community Development acknowledged child prostitution occurred ...Newspaper reports suggested the number of young teenage girls engaged in transactional sex was increasing" (8).
March 6, 2019, 9:58 a.m.
Countries: Belize
Variables: IRP-DATA-1, IRP-DATA-2

"There were anecdotal reports that boys and girls were exploited in child prostitution, including the “sugar daddy” syndrome whereby older men provided money to young women and/or their families for sexual relations. Similarly, there were reports of increasing exploitation of minors, often to meet the demand of foreign sex tourists in tourist-populated areas or where there were transient and seasonal workers" (14).
Jan. 31, 2019, 8:30 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: IRP-DATA-1

"Many of Sierra Leone’s estimated 26,000 sex workers come from poor backgrounds and entered the trade as minors" (para 11).
Nov. 2, 2018, 9:21 a.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: IRP-DATA-1

"In 2014 police investigated 17 criminal cases in relation to forced sexual exploitation and coercion of minors into prostitution" (page 38).
Oct. 19, 2018, 7:59 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1, IRP-DATA-1

"UNICEF estimated that nationwide 40,000 to 70,000 children were victims of sexual exploitation and that 30 percent of all female commercial sex workers were underage" (para 167)
Oct. 4, 2018, 9:54 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: IRP-DATA-1

"It is hard to believe, that in the present scenario, India habituates some places where girls of the families are forced into prostitution, even before they reach puberty" (para 3). "Known as 'village of sex workers,' Wadia village in in Tharad taluka in Banaskantha district of north Gujarat, close to Rajasthan border, is famous for flesh trade on an enormous scale... The small village is inhabited by a nomadic tribe called Saraniyas, where girls are groomed to become prostitutes at an early age and boys are trained to become pimps to find clients for them" (para 13-14).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: IRP-DATA-1, IRP-DATA-2

"According to the National Survey on Violence against Children, approximately 4 percent of girls ages 13 to 17 reported they had received money or goods in exchange for sex" (25).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:56 a.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).
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).
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

"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

"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

", 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

"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).