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April 19, 2018, 10:25 p.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: IRP-DATA-2

"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. Dr. Nitet explained that this number includes those indirectly involved in the industry, including cleaners at establishments, accountants, and even corrupt policemen receiving kickbacks from bars" (para 4).
March 20, 2018, 1:29 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1, TRAFF-LAW-3, TRAFF-DATA-1, IRP-PRACTICE-1, IRP-PRACTICE-4, IRP-DATA-2

"The Committee notes with concern that there have been no prosecutions under the Trafficking in Persons Act (2007) and that only one investigation is currently under way. It is also concerned about the lack of information on the number of victims of trafficking and on the measures taken to address exploitation of prostitution of women and girls and child sex tourism, as well as about the lack of programmes to support women wishing to leave prostitution. The Committee recommends that the State party: (a) Conduct a study to investigate the extent and root causes of trafficking in women and girls and exploitation of prostitution; (b) Implement the Trafficking in Persons ...more
March 13, 2018, 10:57 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: IRP-DATA-2

"In 2014, a total of 324 persons (252 women, 15 of whom were under the age of 18, and 72 men) were being followed up as victims of human trafficking, i.e. most of them had been identified before 2014. Of the women, 212 were exploited for prostitution" (13).
March 7, 2018, 9:50 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: IRP-DATA-2

"At the local level, 2013-2016, the judicial branch of the CDMX integrated 186 case files for trafficking and prostitution; 1019 presumed female victims and 110 presumed male victims were registered, with 605 accused, 502 were tried (29.3% women), 309 convicted and 78 absolved" (page 19).
March 7, 2018, 6:52 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: IRP-DATA-2

Table 1 shows that in 2012, there were 264 reported cases of prostitution and in 2013 there were 303 reported cases (12). "Since (i) there is an estimated number of over 40,000 commercial sex workers in Sri Lanka" (17).
Feb. 7, 2018, noon
Countries: Chile
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1, IRP-DATA-2

"Further, the Committee is concerned about the insufficient information about the extent of trafficking in women and girls, in particular internal trafficking from rural to urban areas, and about the lack of information on the phenomenon of exploitation of prostitution in the State party" (5).
Feb. 7, 2018, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: IRP-DATA-2

"Sweden’s national rapporteur in matters concerning human trafficking at the National Police Board considers that it is difficult to estimate the number of victims of human trafficking in Sweden. In 2012 the police drew up 21 reports on human trafficking for sexual purposes and 48 reports on human trafficking for non-sexual purposes. In all the reports on human trafficking for sexual purposes the victims were women. The official crime statistics do not report sex-disaggregated statistics concerning purchases of sexual services and human trafficking for sexual purposes. However, there are statistics about the number of reported crimes that are not disaggregated by sex. In the period 2008-2011 the number of purchases ...more
Jan. 17, 2018, 4:21 p.m.
Countries: Bulgaria, Estonia, Lithuania, Romania, Russia
Variables: IRP-DATA-2

"The National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings concluded in several of her annual reports that the legislation that prohibits the purchase of sexual services functions as an 'effective barrier to the establishment of traffickers in Sweden'. The National Rapporteur estimates that between 400 and 600 women are trafficked into Sweden every year, mainly from Bulgaria and Romania, the Eastern European countries such as Estonia and Lithuania, and from Russia. This number has remained fairly constant during the past several years" (page 8).
Jan. 17, 2018, 4:20 p.m.
Countries: Denmark, Norway
Variables: IRP-DATA-2

"The neighbouring countries, Denmark and Norway have three times as many individuals in street prostitution" (page 5) (Coder comment: compared to Sweden - ARR). "Prostitution through the Internet has increased in Sweden as it has in other countries. This is not due to the law but due to the development generally of online technology. The number of individuals that are sold via Internet web pages/web ads are much larger in similar neighbouring countries such as Denmark and Norway" (page 5).
Jan. 17, 2018, 4:15 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: IRP-DATA-2

"The number of individuals exploited in street prostitution has halved since 1999 . . . Prostitution through the Internet has increased in Sweden as it has in other countries. This is not due to the law but due to the development generally of online technology. The number of individuals that are sold via Internet web pages/web ads are much larger in similar neighbouring countries such as Denmark and Norway. There is no evidence of an increase of indoor prostitution. Despite a significant increase in prostitution in the neighbouring countries during the past 10 years, there is no evidence of a similar increase in Sweden. It is reasonable to believe that ...more
Jan. 8, 2018, 11:54 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: IRP-DATA-2

"Overall, 2% of men had ever paid for sexual intercourse, and 1% reported having paid for sexual intercourse in the 12 months preceding the survey. Among those who had paid for sexual intercourse in the 12 months preceding the survey, 77% reported using a condom during their last such intercourse" (209).
Dec. 26, 2017, 11:01 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1, TRAFF-PRACTICE-2, TRAFF-DATA-1, LDS-PRACTICE-1, LDS-PRACTICE-2, LDS-DATA-1, CWC-DATA-4, IRP-PRACTICE-1, IRP-PRACTICE-2, IRP-DATA-2, SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"There were anecdotal reports that [in Panama] Chinese citizens were forced to work in grocery stores and laundries in situations of debt bondage, as well as reports that Nicaraguan and Colombian women were subjected to domestic servitude. According to leaders of the Central General Autonomy for Workers, forced labor continued to be a growing problem, particularly in the commercial sex industry"(29-30)
Dec. 26, 2017, 11:01 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1, TRAFF-PRACTICE-2, TRAFF-DATA-1, LDS-PRACTICE-1, LDS-PRACTICE-2, LDS-DATA-1, CWC-DATA-4, IRP-PRACTICE-1, IRP-PRACTICE-2, IRP-DATA-2, SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"There were anecdotal reports that [in Panama] Chinese citizens were forced to work in grocery stores and laundries in situations of debt bondage, as well as reports that Nicaraguan and Colombian women were subjected to domestic servitude. According to leaders of the Central General Autonomy for Workers, forced labor continued to be a growing problem, particularly in the commercial sex industry"(29-30)
Dec. 26, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: LDS-PRACTICE-2, LDS-DATA-1, IRP-DATA-2

"There were anecdotal reports that Chinese citizens were forced to work in grocery stores and laundries in situations of debt bondage, as well as reports that Nicaraguan and Colombian women were subjected to domestic servitude. According to leaders of the Central General Autonomy for Workers, forced labor continued to be a growing problem, particularly in the commercial sex industry"(29-30)
Dec. 8, 2017, 10:30 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: IRP-DATA-2

"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)."The Senate committee’s review of the company [Backpage] documents, totaling more than 1.1-million pages, found evidence that Backpage knowingly facilitated prostitution and child sex trafficking, according to the report. The business was highly profitable and experienced ...more
Oct. 26, 2017, 12:58 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: IRP-DATA-2

"This passion for justice and understanding has fueled both Stark's work on the groundbreaking novel 'Nickels: A Tale of Dissociation' and her research for the first-ever study of prostitution and trafficking of indigenous women, titled 'Garden of Truth: The Prostitution and Trafficking of Native Women in Minnesota'"(para 2)."'There was a lot of anecdotal information coming forward from many Native women in Minnesota about prostitution,' Stark said. 'We decided to do a research project in order to gather the information, get an idea of the scope of the problem and then find out from the women themselves what it is that they want, what do they need.'A small group of women ...more
Oct. 2, 2017, 7:19 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: IRP-DATA-2

"A New York State approach of treating women – accused of prostitution-related offences – as the victims of trafficking has caused consternation as well as praise. In October, I spent a day in the Queens Human Trafficking Intervention Court (HTIC), founded in 2004, and used as a model for a statewide 11-court program which began nine years later. So far, over 3,000 defendants have passed through their doors. The concept behind the HTIC is to help women caught up in the sex trade, to recover from their experiences, and to exit prostitution. A defendant can be referred to drug treatment or immigrant legal services, as well as being offered general ...more
Sept. 15, 2017, 7:06 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: IRP-DATA-2

"Prostitution in itself is legal in France — though brothels, pimping and the sale of sex by minors are illegal"(para 2)."The measure will also make it easier for foreign prostitutes — many currently illegally in France — to acquire a temporary residence permit if they enter a process to get out of the prostitution business"(para 5)."'The most important aspect of this law is to accompany prostitutes, give them identity papers because we know that 85 percent of prostitutes here are victims of trafficking,' Maud Olivier, a lawmaker with the governing Socialists and a sponsor of the legislation, told The Associated Press"(para 7)
Sept. 1, 2017, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: IRP-DATA-2

"Hundreds of under-age Egyptian girls enter temporary marriages with rich tourists from the Persian Gulf during the summer in return for money for their families. These unions – dubbed summer marriages – are not legally binding and end when the foreigners return to their own countries" (para 1). "There are no official figures, but NGOs estimate that thousands of men continue to come to Egypt each year in the search for a summer bride" (para 11).
Aug. 14, 2017, 8:54 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: IRP-DATA-2

"From morning to night, Mexican banda music blares out from the dingy bars in Mexico's southern border city of Tapachula where thousands of Central American women sell sex to fund their dream of reaching the United States.Rights groups estimate 30,000 migrants, mostly from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, are working in bars in shopping streets and red light districts in the bustling city near the Guatemala border that has become a trafficking hotspot"(para 1-2)."'Migrants are ideal victims for trafficking and prostitution because at one stage they have needs, a need to survive, a need to earn money,' said Elsa Simon, a women's rights activist.'A female migrant is the most vulnerable. ...more
May 12, 2017, 12:37 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1, IRP-DATA-2

"Songtan is one of as many as 180 camptowns in South Korea today. Within 400 yards of Osan’s main gate, there are some 92 bars—about one every 26 feet. In a 2007 count, there were 21 hotels in the area with rooms by the hour" (p 26)
April 26, 2017, 4:39 p.m.
Countries: Poland
Variables: IRP-DATA-2

"According to the Ministry of Justice, in 2013, the most recent year for which statistics were available, courts convicted 626 persons of sexual intercourse with persons under age of 15 and 16 persons of pimping minors" (19).
March 14, 2017, 3:23 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: IRP-DATA-2, PRN-PRACTICE-1

"The Office of the Human Rights Ombudsman received 477 complaints of commercial sexual exploitation of children between 2009 and October 2015: 413 complaints of child prostitution, 60 for child pornography, and four for child sex tourism" (19).
March 9, 2017, 1:16 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: IRP-DATA-2

"The Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) reported in June 2011 that in post-earthquake Haiti 'rape, violence, and child prostitution were rampant in the absence of security patrols, open public access to the camps, increased criminality and gang activity among unemployed youth, loss of family livelihoods and lack of access to information on rights and victims’ services.... The young women reported exchanging sexual acts in return for food and benefits, including coupons for aid distributions, access to direct aid distributions, cash for work programs,37 money, or even a single meal.38 They claimed the primary motivation for engaging in survival sex was not only their personal survival, but in cases of mothers, ...more
Feb. 2, 2017, 12:33 p.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: IRP-DATA-2

"According to a 2010 World Bank report, 26 percent of children living on the streets were girls, of whom 70 percent were victims of rape and 90 percent were victims of forced prostitution" (30-31).
Feb. 1, 2017, 5:29 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: IRP-DATA-2

"He claims to have slept with 104 women and girls - although as he said the same to a local newspaper in 2012, I sense that he long ago lost count...He tells me he's one of 10 hyenas in this community, and that every village in Nsanje district has them. They are paid from $4 to $7 (£3 to £5) each time" (para 10-11). "According to Father Clause Boucher, a French-born Catholic priest who's lived in Malawi for 50 years and is now its pre-eminent anthropologist, the rituals date back centuries. They stem from age-old beliefs about the need for children to be passed into the 'heat' of adulthood by ...more
Jan. 20, 2017, 3:20 p.m.
Countries: Central African Rep
Variables: IRP-DATA-2

"On December 30, according to reliable international press sources, UN peacekeeping troops were listed as allegedly using a prostitution ring in the M’Poko IDP camp, paying 289 to 1,731 CFA francs (50 cents and $3) for sex with young girls" (5).
Jan. 9, 2017, 8:53 a.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: IRP-DATA-2

"On December 30, according to reliable international press sources, UN international peacekeeping troops, including from Burundi, were listed as using a prostitution ring in the M’Poko camp in the Central African Republic, paying CFA 289 to 1,731 (50 cents and $3) for sex with young girls" (5).
April 4, 2016, 7:21 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: IRP-DATA-2

"Between January and November 2008, the Police opened 244 cases for managing a place for the purpose of prostitution, and arrested 46 suspects. In the same time frame, 56 cases of mediation for prostitution were opened by the Police, and nine cases were opened for trafficking in women. In addition, 50 brothels were closed, and 78 suspects were arrested on account of trafficking or related offences, 11 of which are awaiting the completion of proceedings" (32). "In recent years, there has been a sharp decline in the number of women trafficked to Israel for prostitution. This decline is evident in the number of trafficking victims located by law enforcement agencies, ...more
March 30, 2016, 2:54 p.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: IRP-DATA-2

"Young Greek women are selling sex for the price of a sandwich as six years of painful austerity has pushed the European country to the financial brink, a new study showed Friday. The study, which compiled data on more than 17,000 sex workers operating in Greece, found that Greek women now dominate the country’s prostitution industry, replacing Eastern European women, and that the sex on sale in Greece is some of the cheapest on offer in Europe" (para 1-2). "When the economic crisis began in Greece, the going rate for sex with a prostitute was 50 Euros ($53), the London newspaper quoted Laxos as saying. Now, it’s fallen to as ...more