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April 18, 2019, 8:38 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: IRP-DATA-2

"Independent observers and the government estimated at least 3,500 foreign minors were victims of sexual exploitation. According to the Ministry of Justice, through September 15, authorities arrested 174 persons (159 citizens and 15 foreigners) for exploiting minors for prostitution" (p.14).
April 12, 2019, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: IRP-DATA-2

"Prostitution in Tibetan areas was not uncommon" (page 90).
March 11, 2019, 12:40 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: IRP-DATA-2

"According to the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW), an international NGO, around 14,000 women are currently selling sex in Switzerland, with approximately 70 per cent coming outside the famously conservative nation" (para 7).
March 8, 2019, 7:31 a.m.
Countries: Mongolia
Variables: IRP-DATA-2

"Unicef estimates that roughly 19,000 sex workers are active in Mongolia, however, some field workers cite much higher numbers. The state’s population sits at around 3 million" (para. 7).
March 7, 2019, 8:01 p.m.
Countries: Costa Rica
Variables: IRP-DATA-2

"The government identified child sex tourism as a serious problem"(12).
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).
Feb. 26, 2019, 6:57 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: IRP-DATA-2

"This is Kandipara – one of Bangladesh’s estimated 20 legal brothel “villages”, with approximately 400 sex workers employed" (para. 6). "It’s thought that at least 10 per cent of men in Bangladesh will pay for sex in their lifetimes, but out of 375 sex workers surveyed on behalf of Girls Not Brides across four such brothels in Bangladesh last year, 47 per cent were former child brides, trafficked into prostitution against their will" (para. 8).
Jan. 31, 2019, 8:30 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: IRP-DATA-2

"Mariatu was first arrested aged 15 for 'loitering,' which is vaguely defined under the Public Order Act 1965 as an offence whereby someone is 'in the open air' without a visible purpose" (para 9).
Jan. 5, 2019, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: IRP-DATA-2

"The Law of the Lao PDR does not allow prostitution as a profession and sex trade is a criminal offense in the Lao PDR. However, in practice, there are still individuals who covertly provide sexual service which according to an estimation the number of service women in the Lao PDR is 11,000 persons8 which is relatively close to the information that the National Aids Prevention Centre has gathered from various provinces participating in the prevention of AIDS program in 2014 which was supported by Global Fund under the supervision of the Ministry of Health as demonstrated in Table 6. Therefore, the measures adopted by the Government of the Lao PDR...more
Nov. 26, 2018, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: IRP-DATA-2

"The government’s Information Technology Institution reported 150,924 complaints regarding offensive internet content, including vulgarity (56 percent), sexual exploitation of children (7 percent), prostitution (28 percent), and other offenses like gambling and insults against Ataturk. The institution did not provide numbers for the year and did not describe how many of the complaints resulted in blocking orders" (page 34). "Other media stories documented forced prostitution and brideselling among Syrian refugees" (page 45). "Some sources alleged commercial sexual exploitation of children (see section 6, Children)" (page 71).
Nov. 2, 2018, 9:21 a.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: IRP-DATA-2

In 2014 police investigated 17 criminal cases in relation to forced sexual exploitation and coercion of minors into prostitution (page 38).
Oct. 19, 2018, 10:12 p.m.
Countries: Comoros
Variables: IRP-DATA-2

"In the survey, men were asked if, over the last 12 months, they had had sexual relations with a partner whom they had compensated. In addition, they were asked if, during their most recent paid sexual encounter, they had used a condom. Results presented in table 14.10 indicate that 5% reported having paid for sex in the last 12 months. It is among men who were separated/divorced/widowed that this proportion is highest (11%)" (page 205).
Oct. 19, 2018, 7:59 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: IRP-DATA-2

"During the year the National Commission for the Protection of Children estimated there were as many as 3.6 million children between the ages of 10 and 17 who were working. An unknown but significant number of these worked in the worst forms of child labor, including in commercial sexual exploitation (see section 6, children) and hazardous industries" (para 218). The worst forms of child labor are defined as prostitution or other commercial sexual exploitation, mining, pearl diving, construction, offshore fishing, scavenging, production of explosives, working on the street, domestic service, cottage industry, plantations, forestry, and industries that use hazardous chemicals (MAD - CODER COMMENT)
Oct. 4, 2018, 9:54 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: IRP-DATA-2

"Natpurwa village, Uttar Pradesh... This is the village in Hardoi district of eastern Uttar Pradesh... More than 70 percent women of this village are into flesh trade" (para 8-9). "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, since over last 80 years" (para 13).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:24 a.m.
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).
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-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).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: IRP-DATA-2

"There were reports of the use of children in the production of pornography and of children subjected to sexual servitude and forced prostitution" (12).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: IRP-DATA-2

"In 2010 the ILO estimated that more than 26,000 children worked as vendors, agricultural and commercial laborers, domestic helpers, and prostitutes, among other forms of employment" (20).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:16 a.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1, IRP-DATA-2

"The Ministry of Social Solidarity estimated the number of street children to be 20,000, while civil society organizations estimated the number to be in the millions. Many were victims of violence and sexual abuse, including forced prostitution" (43).
Aug. 28, 2018, 10:03 a.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: IRP-DATA-2

"The Committee reiterates its concern (see CEDAW/C/MLI/CO/5, para. 21) about the absence of disaggregated data on both trafficking in women and girls and exploitation of prostitution, including on the number of victims, investigations, prosecutions, convictions and punishments" (page 8).
Aug. 20, 2018, 11:08 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: IRP-LAW-1, IRP-DATA-2

"The Committee is concerned that a large number of women are subjected to exploitation through prostitution in the State party and that women in prostitution are criminalized under the Penal Code, while few efforts are being made to address the demand side of prostitution" (page 8).
March 20, 2018, 1:29 p.m.
Countries: Gambia

"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, 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).