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Latest items for IRP-DATA-1

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)
Jan. 2, 2015, 2:20 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: IRP-DATA-1

"In the United States, nearly eighty percent of prostituted women report a history of child abuse, and twelve to fourteen is the average age at which children are first used in commercial sex" (para 10)
Dec. 4, 2014, 7:29 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: IRP-DATA-1

“FBI figures show children as young as 12 and 13 are coerced or forced into prostitution by someone they initially trust. They don’t think they’re pimps they say they’re boyfriends” (VIDEO 2:13).
Nov. 19, 2014, 1:47 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: IRP-DATA-1

“My name is Lalita, I am 20 years old. I was dedicated at the age of 3-4 years to the temple prostitution. Everyday I would come and go and play around near the temple. At the age of 12, I was dedicated to sleep with the priests.” This excerpt occurs at 4:01 (Coder Comment-SPS). “Is this a job for a 14 year old child? This is the age to go to school. She is forced to do this because we don’t have enough to eat. Only I have been feeding them, now they are feeding me.” This excerpt occurs at 4:35 and is stated by the mother of a Binita ...more
Feb. 25, 2014, 5:01 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: IRP-DATA-1

"Some of this group are reported to be ‘very young’ – some suggest as young as fourteen or fifteen, in other words children who are being sexually exploited (reports of girls this young came from Borough F, Borough J and Borough H – Borough J’s VAWG strategy group noted that it is difficult to establish the young women’s actual ages as they do not carry ID and it is suspected that this is being held by someone else) Borough D respondents did not mention the presence of women from Romania specifically, but did note that the Eastern European women they are seeing on-street are getting ‘younger and younger’, and many ...more
Feb. 7, 2014, 1:57 p.m.
Countries: Hungary
Variables: IRP-DATA-1

"In total, completed survey forms were collected from 510 sex workers (46 male, 9 percent, and 464 female, 91 percent). Participants' ages ranged from 18 to 56 years (median 29.5), and the average age was lower for males (range 20–35, median 26.2 years) than for females (range 18–56, median 29.8 years); generally it can be stated that typical sex workers in Hungary are young adults." (66)
Dec. 10, 2013, 3:18 p.m.
Countries: Romania
Variables: IRP-DATA-1

"Eva Fernández for WNN: ‘What were your thoughts when you came across girl-trafficking for the first time in 1998?’ Iana Matei: ‘I was obviously shocked, because when you say prostitutes my mental image was an older woman, maybe 40 something year old looking woman… nothing like what I saw – they were aged 14, 15 and 15 and a half’" (interview question 1). "WNN: ‘What was the children prostitution situation at that time and how has it evolved since you started in 1999?’ Matei: ‘At the time I started the program only about a quarter were minor and three quarters were over 18 year old. Often the under 18 were ...more
Aug. 13, 2013, 2:47 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: IRP-DATA-1

"The majority of sex workers in 10 yuan shops are aged 40 or over, with some in their 50 and 60s. Uneducated and with little bargaining power, it is estimated that at least 90 per cent carry sexually transmitted diseases, as the use of condoms is negotiable, advocates for sex workers' rights say" (para 14)
Feb. 19, 2013, 9:15 a.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: IRP-DATA-1

"According to one estimate, 3-11 percent of prostitutes were 16 years old or younger" (para 85)