Kids for Hire

Kids for Hire : A Child's Right to Protection from Commercial Sexual Exploitation

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Sexual exploitation of under-age girls and boys is now an issue of global concern. The 1996 World Congress against the Sexual Exploitation of Children discussed methods of international cooperation. This book provides the context for this debate and investigates: the various parts played by poverty, cultural attitudes, tradition and pure commerical greed; the different sex work experiences of girls and boys; and personal stories through a number of case studies. The book also quotes the current legislation which relates specifically to these issues and looks into ways in which the problem of sexually exploited children can be addressed, focusing its attention on the need for: good information and research; rehabilitation; protection; prevention; participation; and coordination. This text echoes the World Congress's call to act by presenting a number of workable recommendations for action to curtail the trade in children and to make their lives more more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 148 x 210mm | 85g
  • Save the Children
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 1899120467
  • 9781899120468

Table of contents

Part 1 Introduction: the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child acknowledging girls and adolescent women. Part 2 Understanding the problem: the context; poverty and the market; cultural attitudes and practices; opportunities for girls; the sex trade; different routes but linked problems for boys; health risks and other hazards; finding solutions. Part 3 Tackling the issue: information and research; participation; prevention; protection; rehabilitation; coordination and cooperation. Part 4 Recommendations: root causes; protection and prevention; raising awareness; participation; cooperation and coordination; capacity more