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June 13, 2019, 8:03 a.m.
Countries: Zambia

"Violence against girls and women--including defilement, rape, marriages of girls under age 18, and prostitution--was a major problem affecting female asylum seekers and refugees in camps and among those residing independently, especially in urban areas. Gender inequality, economic dependence on men, and impunity of perpetrators were among the factors contributing to abuse" (p. 13).
May 24, 2019, 12:04 p.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"According to the Ministry of the Interior, officials opened five criminal cases involving child pornography during the first eight months of the year" (p. 13).
May 12, 2019, 5:42 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"The law prohibits the commercial sexual exploitation of children and child pornography, and authorities enforced the law" (13).
April 24, 2019, 8:54 a.m.
Countries: Serbia
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1, PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits commercial sexual exploitation of children and child pornography, and the government enforced the law. However, commercial sexual exploitation and the use of children in production of pornography occurred. Evidence of these activities was limited and the extent of the problem was unknown" (page 23).
April 10, 2019, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"The National Council for the Child received a number of complaints during the year of abuses related to physical and sexual abuse, child pornography, and poor educational environments" (40).
April 5, 2019, 11:16 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"Within the country girls and boys were exploited in prostitution and sexual servitude" (12).
April 4, 2019, 3:14 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"The country is not a destination for child sex tourism, and child prostitution was rare" (15-16).
March 31, 2019, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"The law prohibits the commercial sexual exploitation, sale, offering or procuring for prostitution, and practices related to child pornography. The authorities generally enforced the law" (48). "he Investigative Committee reported filing charges in 1,645 cases of rape involving children in 2015 as well as in more than 5,300 cases of sexual assault of children" (48). "Authorities considered child pornography to be a serious problem" (49). "Roskomnadzor has the power to shut down any website immediately and without due process until its owners prove its content does not include child pornography. In 2014 approximately 15 percent of the 45,700 links Roskomnadzor shut down were related to child pornography" (49).more
March 29, 2019, 5:33 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"There were no government restrictions on academic freedom during the year; however, the government sporadically censored films that it deemed contained culturally sensitive or sexually explicit material" (para 51). "The law prohibits child pornography and using a child for public entertainment of an immoral or harmful nature. The maximum penalty for conviction of engaging in child pornography is 14 years in prison, while those found guilty of procuring a child for public entertainment are liable to a fine of 100,000 MWK ($133) and imprisonment of seven years. The law was not effectively enforced" (para 101).
March 28, 2019, 10:34 a.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"Penalties for rape increase as the age of the victim decreases." (P. 23).
March 18, 2019, 2:22 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"The government blocked violent, sexually explicit, gambling-oriented, and other websites found to violate law and order, including, but not limited to, the illegal trade of internal organs, food, or medical supplies; violation of intellectual property rights; and the encouragement or planning of suicide" (10).
March 12, 2019, 12:43 p.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"During the year a defector reported being pulled from school to witness the public execution of 11 musicians accused of making a pornographic video. The defector described a brutal process including antiaircraft artillery, used to kill the prisoners, and tanks, which were used to run over the bodies postmortem" (3).
Feb. 14, 2019, 10:48 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"From January to November, the Internal Affairs Ministry investigated 63 cases of the production and distribution of child pornography. Twenty-nine minors were victims of sexual exploitation, including 25 in child pornography, and four in prostitution" (37).
Feb. 4, 2019, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"UK Government... has given £178,000 over the last two years to fund the Revenge Porn Helpline which has received over 6,000... A further £80,000 has been awarded… to ensure victims of revenge porn continue to receive the support they need" (12). These monetary contributions show the prevalence of nonconsensual pornography in the United Kingdom (KYK-CODER COMMENT).
Nov. 26, 2018, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"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).
Nov. 15, 2018, 2:04 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"When Philippine police smashed into the one-bedroom house, they found three girls aged 11, seven and three lying naked on a bed. At the other end of the room stood the mother of two of the children – the third was her niece – and her eldest daughter, aged 13, who was typing on a keyboard. A live webcam feed on the computer screen showed the faces of three white men glaring out" (para 1-2). "Then more cases of live-streaming child abuse appeared in different parts of the Philippines" (para 6). "Now, the United Nations says, there are tens of thousands of children believed to be involved in a rapidly...more
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:54 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"The country’s two internet service providers, both linked to the government, used a proxy server to block materials deemed inconsistent with the country’s values, as defined by the Ministry of Interior. Blocked material included pornographic websites and a wide variety of other sites deemed indecent, including those that dealt with dating and matrimony; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) issues..."(12).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"The governmentcontrolled internet service provider Ooredoo restricted the expression of views via the internet and censored the internet for political, religious, and pornographic content through a proxy server, which monitored and blocked websites, e-mail, and chat rooms" (9).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:26 a.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"NGOs stated that there was an increase in child pornography this year, at least in part due to increasing access to the internet and mobile technologies" (33).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:22 a.m.
Countries: Mongolia
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"NGOs stated that online child pornography was not uncommon. There was no specialized agency responsible for child pornography or sex advertisements on the internet, and police did not routinely investigate either crime. Although police took steps to improve their capacity to investigate sexual exploitation of children via the internet, their technical expertise remained limited" (20).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"The organization noted the government’s filtering of the internet to block pornography primarily" (12).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:15 a.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"Authorities generally enforced the law with harsher penalties of up to life imprisonment and a fine of up to 500,000 euros ($550,000). During the first half of the year, police investigated 51 internet child pornography cases" (24). The "law" in this statement refers to laws regarding child exploitation and child pornography (AA-CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 17, 2018, 4:15 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"A 2009 research study on youth and Internet use shows that approximately 10% of young people between 16 and 25 have posted sexualized photos of themselves on the Internet. Almost 50% of young women Internet users have had to field requests to send sexualized photos, talk about sex or act in front of a web camera. Only 13% of young men have had the same experiences. A comprehensive study published in 2014, which investigated the differences between high school boys and girls regarding the use of pornography, sexual experiences, experience of sexual abuse, and perceptions of sexuality, concluded that: Almost all boys (96%) and 54% of the girls had watched...more
Dec. 26, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"Sexual abuse of children was reported in urban and rural areas, as well as within indigenous communities. As of September government statistics showed 792 cases of child pornography, although how many individuals were charged was unclear"(18)."The law provides for prison terms of three to five years for anyone who practices, facilitates, or promotes the corruption of a minor, and it criminalizes child pornography with the same penalty"(18)
Sept. 15, 2017, 9:35 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"In this industrial northern state, you can buy footage of a woman being raped for the price of a cheap meal. Al Jazeera found several videos that appeared to depict rape for sale across the state. They cost from Rs 20 to Rs 200 (30 cents to $3) and are transmitted to a customer's mobile phone in a matter of seconds. The faces of the women are visible in these films. Their voices are clear. The attacks on them are brutal" (para 1-3). "Shahnawaz, who declined to use his real name, said that the videos are not generally made with the intention of being sold on the open market. Still,...more
July 17, 2017, 8:05 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

¨Ironically, in India’s conservative society, where internet porn and risque cinema are considered mainstream and enthral millions of consumers, public discussion on topics like menstruation is taboo¨(para 11)
April 6, 2017, 11:10 a.m.
Countries: Latvia
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"Court proceedings took place during the year against a man arrested in 2013 and charged with raping several underage girls. Authorities also charged him with recording pornographic scenes with underage girls and with grooming approximately 200 underage girls through social networking web sites over a 10-year period" (18).
March 24, 2017, 1:19 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"In the first six months of the year, the Ministry of Justice reported that courts convicted 59 individuals for production or handling of child pornography; all 59 received suspended sentences. Courts convicted seven individuals of misuse of a child for production of pornography, and four of them received prison sentences" (18).
March 24, 2017, 1:11 p.m.
Countries: Haiti

"Recruitment of children for sexual exploitation, pornography, and illicit activities is illegal, but the UN reported that armed gangs recruited children as young as 10 years old for such purposes" (29).
March 14, 2017, 3:23 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala

"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).