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Latest items for IRP-PRACTICE-4

March 11, 2019, 2:43 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-4

"After leading the biggest investigation in Suffolk police’s history, he took charge of a multi-agency strategy to eliminate prostitution through zero tolerance of kerb crawlers and offering the women a way out of prostitution through an amnesty backed by intensive counselling and support. In the first two years, 140 kerb crawlers were arrested, with the option of avoiding publicity by admitting their guilt and getting caution" (para 35).
March 8, 2019, 7:31 a.m.
Countries: Mongolia
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-4

"In 2017, the federal government cut funding to seven regional offices of Mongolia’s sole NGO designed to help sex workers – Perfect Ladies" (para. 31).
Feb. 4, 2019, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-4

"There is strong legislation in place to deal with internet trolls, cyber-stalking and harassment, and perpetrators of grossly offensive, obscene or menacing behaviour. The Digital Economy Act will help to ensure that online abuse is effectively tackled t
Feb. 3, 2019, 9:09 p.m.
Countries: Costa Rica
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-4

"The Committee observes that there is a lack of measures to protect women in prostitution against gender-based violence and to ensure their access to health care and social protection. It is concerned about the absence of exit programmes for women who wish to leave prostitution" (7).
Jan. 31, 2019, 8:30 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-4

"Between five and 15 sex workers are arrested every month in Freetown, and many are forced to pay bribes to avoid jail, according to AdvocAid, which provides free legal representation and support to vulnerable women" (para 6). "She now hopes to train as a seamstress but would take any job over working on the streets. The second youngest of 11 daughters, Mariatu left school at eight because her mother couldn’t afford the fees after her father’s death during the war" (para 11). This evidences that one reason for a woman to consider prostitution is a situation of low income, likewise, it also shows the lack of State support with reintegration...more
Jan. 28, 2019, 7:32 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-4

"The Committee is further concerned by: (...) e) The lack of exit programmes and alternative income-generating opportunities for women who wish to leave prostitution, and the lack of protection against police harassment and client violence against them" (8).
Dec. 6, 2018, 12:25 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-4, IRP-LAW-4

"The Committee is concerned at: . . . (d) Information on the complicity of law enforcement officers in the exploitation of women for prostitution, including the running of brothels, even though it is illegal under the Sexual Offences Act to sell and buy sexual services, and at the lack of information on exit programmes for women who wish to leave prostitution" (page 8).
Nov. 17, 2018, 1:06 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-4, IRP-LAW-2

"The proposed law also determines that a significant budget of 105 million shekels ($28.5 million) from governmental apparatuses will be allocated to rehabilitate women engaged in prostitution as part of the system-wide action plan" (para 2).
Nov. 3, 2018, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-4

"The Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services assisted women involved in prostitution, including emergency shelters, daytime centers, and therapeutic hostels" (para 143)
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:56 a.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-4

"Now Mint is getting help from NightLight, a charitable foundation and outreach project that helps sex workers who want to transition out of the industry. CEO Annie Dieselberg says that although the organization would ultimately like to see the end of sex tourism, that can’t happen until the government addresses the issues that force women to turn to sex work in the first place" (para 16).
Aug. 20, 2018, 11:08 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-4

"The Committee recommends that the State party review the Penal Code to decriminalize women in prostitution, adopt measures aimed at discouraging male demand for prostitution, expedite the adoption of the pending anti prostitution bills, address the root causes of prostitution, provide women with alternative income opportunities, and provide assistance, rehabilitation and reintegration programmes for women and girls exploited in prostitution, in addition to exit programmes for women wishing to leave prostitution" (page 8).
July 11, 2018, 8 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-4, IRP-LAW-4

"The Committee observes that the State party recognizes sex work (Act No. 17.515 of 4 July 2002) and has established a national registry of sex workers managed by the Ministry of the Interior. Nevertheless, the Committee is concerned about the lack of programmes to support women who wish to leave sex work" (page 9).
June 28, 2018, 4:51 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-4, IRP-LAW-2

"[The Committee] is, however, concerned at: . . . (d) The various forms of discrimination and criminal sanctions faced by women in prostitution and the insufficient exit programmes for women wishing to leave prostitution" (page 8).
June 26, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-4

"Need specialized services to support victims of child sexual exploitation, including underage prostitution and forced prostitution or trafficking" (page 54).
May 11, 2018, 12:35 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-4

"the Committee notes with concern that many women are being exploited in prostitution in the State party owing to a lack of alternative economic opportunities that would allow them to sustain themselves and their families" (pg 7). "The Committee is further concerned that women in prostitution are at high risk of experiencing gender-based violence, including abuse by the police, murder attempts, gang rape, extortion, robbery, forced sex practices and forced non-usage of condoms. The Committee is also concerned that, unless they can prove that they are victims of trafficking or related offences, women in prostitution face fines or administrative arrest, and their official employer and the school attended by their...more
April 20, 2018, 4:05 p.m.
Countries: Hungary

"The Committee is also concerned about discrimination against women sex workers and the lack of State party’s action aimed at ensuring safe working conditions and exit programmes for those wishing to leave this activity" (6).
April 10, 2018, 4:23 p.m.
Countries: Mongolia

"Discrimination against and stigmatization of women in prostitution, the absence of shelters and crisis centres for women in prostitution adapted to their needs and the lack of exit and reintegration programmes for women who wish to leave prostitution" (Pg 6).
April 2, 2018, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-4

"The Committee notes with concern...The lack of programmes to support the rehabilitation and reintegration of women in prostitution" (7).
March 21, 2018, 5:20 p.m.
Countries: Namibia

"The Committee welcomes the adoption of the Child Care and Protection Act of 2015, which contains a chapter on combating trafficking in children; the inclusion of human trafficking among the 12 areas of focus in the revised National Gender Policy; and the use of the Prevention of Organized Crime Act of 2004 to combat trafficking in human beings as well as in the first criminal conviction in 2015 involving a case of human trafficking. The Committee is concerned, however, that the State party remains a source and destination country for trafficking in human beings, in particular women and girls, mainly for purposes of forced labour and sexual exploitation. The Committee...more
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 14, 2018, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Senegal

"The Committee welcomes the adoption of Law No. 2005-06 of 10 May 2005 on combating trafficking in persons and similar practices and the protection of victims and of a national plan to combat trafficking in persons, in particular women and children, in 2009. It is concerned, however, about: (a) The absence of a clear definition of trafficking in persons in the national legislative framework; (b) The lack of data on the extent of trafficking in women and girls to, from and transiting through the State party; (c) Cases of trafficking of women and girls who are domestic workers, 'Internet brides' and women and girls subjected to forced labour, sexual exploitation,...more
March 14, 2018, 3:42 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-4

"The Committee is also concerned about the lack of information and data on women in prostitution, as well as on policies and programmes for the rehabilitation of women in prostitution and the lack of measures taken to tackle the root causes of prostitution" (9).
March 14, 2018, 12:08 p.m.
Countries: Swaziland

"While welcoming the adoption of the People Trafficking and People Smuggling (Prohibition) Act in 2009, the Committee remains concerned that the State party is a country of origin, transit and destination for trafficked women and girls, mainly for sexual exploitation and domestic labour. The Committee is also concerned at the lack of data on the extent of trafficking in persons and at the absence of specific programmes to raise awareness of the existence of a national referral mechanism on human trafficking in the State party. It is further concerned that the prohibition of prostitution under the Crimes Act does not criminalize the demand for prostitution. The Committee is also concerned...more
Feb. 7, 2018, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-4

"In October 2008 the Swedish Crime Victim Compensation and Support Authority was commissioned by the Government to distribute funds to research and other studies, systematic method development and similar activities intended to increase knowledge about men’s violence against women, honour-related violence and oppression, violence in same-sex relationships and prostitution and human trafficking for sexual purposes over a two-year period. This commission also includes the development of methods intended to increase knowledge about men’s violence against women, including sexual violence and other sexual abuse" (page 18). "In 2008 the former National Board for Youth Affairs was commissioned to prevent the sexual exploitation of young women and men from the age of...more
Jan. 23, 2018, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-4

"The Committee is further concerned about the...absence of exit programmes for women who wish to leave prostitution" (9).
Jan. 17, 2018, 4:15 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-4

"The initiative to criminalize the men who buy sexual services originally came from the Swedish women’s movement, and was carried forward by the women’s associations of the political parties. Feminists, including women with experience of prostitution, analyzed women’s position in society and how men, through the exercise of power through violence against women ensured that the subordinate position of women was maintained, including by men using some women and children, mostly girls, for prostitution purposes" (page 1). "The Special Inquiry consulted with women and men involved in prostitution, women and men who have had experiences of prostitution, the police and prosecutions services, social workers, civil society, women’s, human rights and...more
Dec. 21, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Countries: Vietnam

"The Pacific Links Foundation runs a shelter for trafficking victims in the city of Lao Cai, northern Vietnam. The young women stay for an average of two to three years. They go to school or get vocational training. They do art therapy. They learn to cook and sew and keep a big garden. Surrounded by other woman with similar experiences, the shelter helps them get back on their feet and then to find jobs to support themselves. 'Once that whole investment process can happen with these young women then it is much easier for them to have their own lives,' says Diep" (para 21-22).
Oct. 26, 2017, 12:58 p.m.
Countries: United States

"92 percent wanted to escape prostitution"(para 9). This result is from a study of 105 Native women in Minnesota who have been sexually trafficked (ENB-Coder Comment)."'Garden of Truth' researchers hope that the report, in addition to providing essential information on a largely ignored problem, will lead to the creation of culturally specific treatment for sexually exploited Native women"(para 11)
Oct. 2, 2017, 7:19 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-4

"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

"The convicted client will be obliged to attend classes highlighting the dangers associated with prostitution. 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. Olivier said that many of the sex workers who arrive in France have their...more