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April 16, 2018, 8:40 p.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).
April 10, 2018, 4:23 p.m.
Countries: Mongolia
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-1, IRP-PRACTICE-4

"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
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1, LDS-PRACTICE-1, CWC-DATA-4, IRP-PRACTICE-1, IRP-PRACTICE-4

"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
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 14, 2018, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1, TRAFF-PRACTICE-2, TRAFF-LAW-3, LDS-PRACTICE-1, LDS-PRACTICE-2, IRP-PRACTICE-4, IRP-LAW-1, IRP-LAW-2

"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
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-3, LDS-PRACTICE-1, LDS-PRACTICE-2, IRP-PRACTICE-4, IRP-LAW-2

"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
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-3, IRP-PRACTICE-4

"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
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1, IRP-PRACTICE-4, GP-DATA-5

"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
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-2, IRP-PRACTICE-4

"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
Feb. 10, 2017, 4:34 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-4

"...although women engaged in prostitution have access to health-care services, there are no data regarding programmes aimed at addressing prostitution, including exit programmes for women who wish to leave prostitution" (6)
Jan. 27, 2017, 1:34 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-2, IRP-PRACTICE-4

"foreign sex workers actively trying to get out of prostitution can be given a six-month residential permit and state funding to prevent prostitution" (para 4).
Jan. 11, 2017, 10:33 a.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-4

"During the year raids on brothels rescued underage girls trafficked for prostitution" (23).
Jan. 10, 2017, 6:36 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-4

"Collect statistical data on the extent and magnitude of prostitution and undertake a study to assess the root causes of this phenomenon, and ensure access to health-care facilities to women in prostitution, and a safe exit strategy for those who wish to leave;" (7)
Jan. 3, 2017, 9:59 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-4, IRP-LAW-1, IRP-LAW-4, GEW-PRACTICE-2, GEW-DATA-1

“In April 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, police raided sex venues supposedly to rid the city of illegal activities such as pimping and child prostitution in the period preceding the 2014 soccer World Cup. While prostitution is legal, the NGOs Observatorio de Prostituicao and Justica Global alleged the police acted without warrants, beat prostitutes, stole money, demanded sexual services, gang-raped women, and retaliated against the women who reported their actions, including abducting one of the women and threatening her family; investigations continued at year’s end” (3).
Aug. 23, 2016, 12:34 p.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-4, IRP-LAW-2

"Prostitution has been criminalized after a joint effort by the Catholic Church and the Government. Sometimes security personnel provide protection to women. However, they also sometimes use their power to force women into prostitution and have sexual relations" (15). "The society, the State, (in particular, the government) and the Catholic Church marginalizes sex work and does not provide any social protection or legal recognition for sex workers" (52).
June 10, 2016, 7:17 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-4

"Besides legislative measures, target group-specific advice and counselling are important when supporting those involved in prostitution and the victims of human trafficking. Therefore, Germany has been promoting a model project since 2009 to support those wishing to drop out of prostitution, which is being conducted at various locations. The results of the academic support, expected to be published in autumn 2015, will provide valuable insights into what kind of support this specific target group needs that can be provided by the Länder and municipalities. A number of advice centres across Germany with different specializations are geared to the psychosocial or health needs of people working in prostitution. Responsibility for the ...more
May 28, 2016, 6:59 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-4

"It should be mentioned that rehabilitation centres operate for both minors and adult women engaged in prostitution in the Republic of Armenia" (18). "The Police of the Republic of Armenia closely co-operates with non-governmental organisations that deal with women’s issues, i.e. issues related to their reintegration and rehabilitation. Psychologists, social workers work with women engaged in prostitution, they are offered jobs, and provided with necessary services. Police officers of the Republic of Armenia carry out daily preventive works in this connection" (18).
May 25, 2016, 10:46 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-4

"The Committee is further concerned at the various forms of discrimination and criminal sanctions faced by women in prostitution and at the insufficient programmes for women wishing to leave prostitution" (6).
May 25, 2016, 8:07 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-4

"Since the establishment of the anti-prostitution act, victim support organizations have been launched in an effort to provide on-site counselling, emergency rescue, legal and medical support, and vocational training to help victims escape from prostitution and prevent their re-entry into the sex industry (Table 17). In order to combat adolescent prostitution in particular, one main centre and ten regional centres were designated in 2011 for the provision of customized education on medical, legal, and rehabilitation support, as well as case management of prostituted adolescent victims. In 2012, a total of 355 adolescents received such education (Table 18). This education is offered in differentiated focused streams, such as medical/legal information, schooling, ...more
May 23, 2016, 2:45 p.m.
Countries: Ecuador
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-4

"While the Committee notes that the Comprehensive Organic Criminal Code punishes trafficking and sexual exploitation, it notes with concern: e) The absence of disaggregated information on women in prostitution and on exit programmes for women who wish to leave prostitution" (8)
May 19, 2016, 11 a.m.
Countries: Cameroon
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-4

"The Committee welcomes the adoption of Act No. 2011/024 of 14 December 2011 against trafficking in and smuggling of persons, the establishment in 2011 of an inter- ministerial committee to combat trafficking in persons, the development of a governmental action plan on human trafficking and various measures undertaken for the protection and rehabilitation of women and girls who are victims of trafficking. The Committee is concerned, however, about...the absence of comprehensive measures to address the issue of prostitution, including measures to discourage the demand for prostitution; the lack of exit programmes, as well as of rehabilitation and reintegration programmes for women wishing to leave prostitution; and the criminalization of women ...more
April 19, 2016, 10:41 a.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1, IRP-PRACTICE-4, NGOFW-PRACTICE-1, NGOFW-DATA-1

"There are 86 shelters for victims of violence against women in Turkey. 55 of them are NGO shelters; 31 are run by local government" (40).
April 4, 2016, 7:21 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-4

"The Plan for the Rehabilitation and Treatment of Women and Girls Engaged in Prostitution in order to Assist Them in Breaking the Vicious Cycle of Prostitution is aimed toward reducing and preventing prostitution throughout Israeli society as well as rehabilitating and assisting women who survived prostitution. The plan further aims to break the cycle of exploitation and social exclusion of these women, to assist them in regaining self esteem, trust and control over their lives. In addition, the plan provides emergency and continuous treatment to women who engage in prostitution. The plan integrates several elements: measures to provide immediate assistance including a national hotline to provide initial relief for these ...more
March 3, 2016, 11:33 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-4

"The Committee notes that some steps were taken by the State party to address the situation of “comfort women” but regrets the State party’s failure to find a lasting solution for the situation of “comfort women” victimized during the Second World War and expresses concern at the deletion of references to this issue in school textbooks" (8). "While welcoming the efforts undertaken by the State party to combat human trafficking, such as its establishment of the Anonymous Reporting Model Project, the Committee remains concerned about the persistence of trafficking in women and girls, the exploitation of prostitution, and the lack of measures aimed at rehabilitating women victims of trafficking. While ...more