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Child Prostitution

The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children

In the early years of the 21st Century                                      gvnet.com/childprostitution/CentralAfricanRep.htm

The Central African Republic

Subsistence agriculture, together with forestry, remains the backbone of the economy of the Central African Republic (CAR), with more than 70% of the population living in outlying areas. The agricultural sector generates more than half of GDP.

Distribution of income is extraordinarily unequal. Grants from France and the international community can only partially meet humanitarian needs.  [The World Factbook, U.S.C.I.A. 2009]

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CAUTION:  The following links and accompanying text have been culled from the web to illuminate the situation in the Central African Republic.  Some of these links may lead to websites that present allegations that are unsubstantiated, misleading or even false.   No attempt has been made to validate their authenticity or to verify their content.

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Crime and Society -  A comparative Criminology tour of the world - CAR

Dr. Robert Winslow, A Comparative Criminology tour of the world, San Diego State University

www-rohan.sdsu.edu/faculty/rwinslow/africa/central_african_republic.html

[accessed 12 Aug  2013]

CHILDREN - Some girls enter prostitution to earn money for the survival of the family. The presence of international peacekeeping forces in the capital has aggravated the problem of teenage prostitution. Child prostitution increased in the capital until late in the year, when MINURCA began its withdrawal from the country. The Government did not address these problems during the year.

 

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The Department of Labor’s 2004 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor

U.S. Dept of Labor Bureau of International Labor Affairs, 2005

www.dol.gov/ilab/media/reports/iclp/tda2004/central-african-republic.htm

[accessed 28 January 2011]

INCIDENCE AND NATURE OF CHILD LABOR - Children in the Central African Republic are also involved in prostitution.

CHILD LABOR LAWS AND ENFORCEMENT - Minor’s brigades have been established to punish persons responsible for forcing children into prostitution.  However, few cases have been prosecuted due to the reluctance of victims’ families to press charges.

Human Rights Reports » 2005 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

U.S. Dept of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, March 8, 2006

www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/hrrpt/2005/61560.htm

[accessed 28 January 2011]

TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS – Child prostitution remained a problem, particularly in urban centers. Some girls entered prostitution to earn money for their families.

Concluding Observations of the Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, 6 October 2000

www1.umn.edu/humanrts/crc/centralafrica2000.html

[accessed 28 January 2011]

[84] The Committee is concerned that children may be at risk of being sold or made to engage in prostitution.

Crime and Society -  A comparative Criminology tour of the world - CAR

Dr. Robert Winslow, A Comparative Criminology tour of the world, San Diego State University

www-rohan.sdsu.edu/faculty/rwinslow/africa/central_african_republic.html

[accessed 12 Aug  2013]

CHILDREN - Some girls enter prostitution to earn money for the survival of the family. The presence of international peacekeeping forces in the capital has aggravated the problem of teenage prostitution. Child prostitution increased in the capital until late in the year, when MINURCA began its withdrawal from the country. The Government did not address these problems during the year.

The Protection Project - Central African Republic [DOC]

The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), The Johns Hopkins University

www.protectionproject.org/human_rights_reports/report_documents/car.doc

[accessed 2009]

FORMS OF TRAFFICKING - Children from the Central African Republic who are trafficked to Cameroon are paid as little as 3,000 CFA francs per month and subjected to hard chores lasting up to 18 hours a day. They are undernourished and are often sexually abused.

Worst Forms of Child Labour Report 2005 - Central Africa Republic

Global March Against Child Labour, 2005

beta.globalmarch.org/worstformsreport/world/central-african-republic.html

[accessed 12 September 2012]

CHILD PROSTITUTION - Child prostitution remained a problem. Some girls entered prostitution to earn money for their families.

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Torture in  [The Central African Republic]  [other countries]
Human Trafficking in  [The Central African Republic]  [other countries]
Street Children in  [The Central African Republic]  [other countries]
Child Prostitution in  [The Central African Republic]  [other countries]