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Aug. 6, 2021, 11:54 a.m.
Countries: Chile
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1, PRN-PRACTICE-1

"Commercial sexual exploitation of children and adolescents was a problem, and children were victims of sex trafficking with and without third-party involvement. Children were also used in the production of pornography. The law prohibits all forms of human trafficking, prescribing penalties ranging from five years and one day to 15 years in prison, plus fines, for trafficking offenses. Nevertheless, child sex-trafficking cases were often prosecuted under a different law, Article 367 of the penal code, which provides lesser penalties. Due to sentencing guidelines for first-time offenders that provide automatic parole for any sentence of less than five years' confinement, many convicted traffickers were given weak and inadequate sentences, which hampered...more
July 17, 2021, 10:03 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"Elections are less than a year away -- at which point lawmakers will have to start over from scratch. If it doesn't pass before then, the bill's supporters say millions of children will remain vulnerable to exploitation -- and with reports of images depicting child sex abuse skyrocketing during the pandemic, the threat has never been more urgent" (para 12). "The Philippines is the world's largest source of livestreamed child sex abuse, according to UNICEF -- but children are also being abused offline at home. In a 2015 study involving 3,866 Filipino respondents aged 13 to 24, about 3.2% said they had been raped during childhood. And more than 17%...more
Jan. 29, 2021, 6:03 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"The woman was a victim of Molka, a digital sex crime rife in South Korea where hidden cameras are set up to capture pornographic footage of women without their knowledge, which is then shared on the internet. Since 2010, Molka cases have jumped 600 per cent, with 6,800 cases reported in 2018" (para 4-5).
Aug. 26, 2020, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

“Petter Stordalen, sole owner of Nordic Choice Hotels, has decided to remove pay-tv-porn movies from all his 171 Scandinavian hotels. At his new flagship hotel The Thief in Oslo he is replacing porn with contemporary video art…“We believe it is a natural part of our social responsibility to not support an industry that contributes to trafficking, which is why this decision will be implemented with immediate effect,” says Petter Stordalen” (para 1-2).
Aug. 26, 2020, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: Denmark
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

“Petter Stordalen, sole owner of Nordic Choice Hotels, has decided to remove pay-tv-porn movies from all his 171 Scandinavian hotels. At his new flagship hotel The Thief in Oslo he is replacing porn with contemporary video art…“We believe it is a natural part of our social responsibility to not support an industry that contributes to trafficking, which is why this decision will be implemented with immediate effect,” says Petter Stordalen” (para 1-2).
Aug. 26, 2020, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

“Petter Stordalen, sole owner of Nordic Choice Hotels, has decided to remove pay-tv-porn movies from all his 171 Scandinavian hotels. At his new flagship hotel The Thief in Oslo he is replacing porn with contemporary video art…“We believe it is a natural part of our social responsibility to not support an industry that contributes to trafficking, which is why this decision will be implemented with immediate effect,” says Petter Stordalen” (para 1-2).
Aug. 26, 2020, 2:22 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

“Petter Stordalen, sole owner of Nordic Choice Hotels, has decided to remove pay-tv-porn movies from all his 171 Scandinavian hotels. At his new flagship hotel The Thief in Oslo he is replacing porn with contemporary video art…“We believe it is a natural part of our social responsibility to not support an industry that contributes to trafficking, which is why this decision will be implemented with immediate effect,” says Petter Stordalen” (para 1-2).
Aug. 13, 2020, 5:50 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"The government is struggling with a growing problem with digital sex crimes—non-consensual online sharing of intimate images, including secretly filming using hidden cameras (known as molka). On March 18, Jung Joon-young, a K-pop star, was arrested after admitting to secretly filming himself having sex with at least 10 women and sharing the videos with friends on a group chat. On March 23, two men were arrested for streaming the 'intimate private activities' of at least 1,600 motel guests across the country from hidden cameras in 30 motels in 10 cities. Government data released in 2019 showed that victims reported about 6,800 molka cases to police in 2018 but only a...more
June 19, 2020, 9:38 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"The Film and Publications Board maintained a website and a toll-free hotline for the public to report incidents of child pornography" (27)
May 15, 2020, 6:53 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"That the prevalence of pornography and the so-called sexualization of the public sphere in the State party may exacerbate sexual harassment and gender-based violence against women and girls" (7).
April 12, 2020, 7:57 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"Japan is known as an “international hub for the production and trafficking of child pornography,” according to the 2013 U.S. Department of State’s human-rights report. In 2012, the police reported investigations involving 1,264 child victims featured in pornography — a 98% increase from the previous year" (para. 3). "Justice Minister Sadakazu Tanigaki is optimistic that the law will help change the cultural acceptance of child pornography. “We must fight against a tendency of looking at children as sexual objects, and allowing them to be taken advantage of, sexually and commercially,” he said in parliamentary testimony, Reuters reports" (para. 7).
Feb. 14, 2020, 12:34 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"The law permits, and authorities selectively used, prior censorship of pornographic material...The DGS may review and censor all foreign newspapers, magazines, and books to determine admissibility into the country, but these reviews are mostly for explicit, pornographic content" (13). "The penal code prohibits and punishes commercial sexual exploitation, child pornography, and forced prostitution" (30).
Jan. 30, 2020, 1:05 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1, PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits pornography, including child pornography, although there was no information available on whether the legal prohibitions were comprehensive" (31).
Jan. 29, 2020, 11:11 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"Relevant institutions will comprehensively implement the respective measures in cooperation with each other. Specifically, the new items that were incorporated into the 2009 Action Plan are as follows: Taking stringent actions against the sexual exploitation of children, and enhancing action to eliminate child pornography." (52).
Jan. 13, 2020, 8:20 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"The law does not expressly prohibit child pornography. The law on sexual exploitation was rarely enforced, and such exploitation reportedly was frequent." (35).
Nov. 7, 2019, 6:16 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"The law provides for sentences of not less than five years’ imprisonment and fines of up to EGP 200,000 ($11,315) for conviction of commercial sexual exploitation of children and child pornography. The government did not adequately enforce the law." (46).
Oct. 25, 2019, 9:36 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"Recruitment of children for sexual exploitation and pornography is illegal, but the United Nations reported that criminal gangs recruited children as young as 10 years of age" (20).
Oct. 1, 2019, 2:44 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"Law enforcement agencies and NGOs reported that criminals and family members continued to use minors unlawfully in the production of pornography and in cybersex activities. The country is the top global internet source of online child pornography" (28).
Aug. 6, 2019, 8:14 a.m.
Countries: Comoros
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"There were no official statistics regarding these matters and no reports in local media of cases, prosecutions, or convictions relating to either child sex trafficking or child pornography" (page 11).
July 31, 2019, 6:50 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"The governmental Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) filtered and blocked access to websites it deemed offensive, including adult content" (27) Adult content implies pornography (AMG-CODER COMMENT).
July 24, 2019, 6:29 p.m.
Countries: Chad
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1, PRN-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes the use, procuring, or offering of a child for the production of pornography, but no cases of child pornography were reported during the year" (page 17).
July 15, 2019, 3:24 p.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

Children from Thailand, Burma, Cambodia, Laos, and ethnic minority communities were engaged in labor in informal sectors in the country, including farming, fishing, restaurants, street vending, auto services, food processing, manufacturing, construction, domestic work, and begging. Some children engaged in the worst forms of child labor, including in commercial sexual exploitation, child pornography, as well as production and trafficking of drugs (see section 6, Children). Factors contributing to child labor can include poverty, family commitment, distance from schools, parents’ occupations, and importance placed on education by parents. Limited reports continued that insurgent groups in the southernmost provinces recruited children to commit arson or act as scouts or informants" (page 39).more
July 12, 2019, 8:51 a.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications set up a technical working group to regularly monitor the spread of pornography and negative information and images of women on the Internet. The group has requested Internet users and website owners to close the accounts and remove pornographic content from social media and other communication technologies" (14).
July 9, 2019, 4:36 p.m.
Countries: Serbia
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"While the law prohibits commercial sexual exploitation of children and child pornography, and the government enforced the law, both activities occurred. Evidence was limited, and the extent of the problem was unknown" (page 24). "With regard to the worst forms of child labor, traffickers subjected children to commercial sexual exploitation, used children in the production of pornography and drugs, and sometimes forced children to beg and commit crimes" (page 32).
July 3, 2019, 11:11 a.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"NGOs reported that they rarely enforced laws prohibiting child pornography. The government reported that, as of July, six children had been sexually exploited, but there were no cases involving pornography" (page 19).
June 13, 2019, 8:03 a.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, PRN-PRACTICE-1, MARR-PRACTICE-1

"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).