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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
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, 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).