Meisjes in de Braziliaanse favela's zijn erg kwetsbaar. Ze worden gedwongen zichzelf te prostitueren om een inkomen te verdienen. Monica werd een baan in een kledingatelier beloofd maar werd verhandeld en verkocht aan een bordeel in Mumbai, India. Na een periode van medische zorg en traumaverwerking woont zij nu op zichzelf. In een omgeving waar armoede, gebrek aan scholing, geweld en drugs het leven van kinderen tot een overlevingsstrijd maken, zijn Braziliaanse mannen het grootste gevaar. De Indiaanse Vahini werd op zeer jonge leeftijd ontvoerd en verkocht aan een bordeel.
Oxford gang drugged young girls and sold them as prostitutes, court told
Free a Girl bevrijdt jonge meisjes uit de gedwongen prostitutie
Child prostitution is prostitution involving a child, and it is a form of commercial sexual exploitation of children. The term normally refers to prostitution of a minor , or person under the legal age of consent. In most jurisdictions, child prostitution is illegal as part of general prohibition on prostitution. Child prostitution usually manifests in the form of sex trafficking , in which a child is kidnapped or tricked into becoming involved in the sex trade, or survival sex , in which the child engages in sexual activities to procure basic essentials such as food and shelter.
At least four children have lost their mothers due to the murders of women working in prostitution in Ipswich. Other families have spoken of their grief at losing their daughters first to drugs, then to the murky world of prostitution, and finally to violent death. Yet some people will continue to cling to the potent mythology of the "happy hooker" and go on speaking of "sex workers" and "freely chosen careers". Police have urged women not to go out at night, and for women working in prostitution not to look for clients at this time of even greater danger than usual.
Vulnerable girls as young as 11 were groomed, subjected to acts of "extreme depravity" and trafficked around the UK for sex by a gang of men based in Oxford, a court has heard. Over a period of eight years the nine men made the girls' lives a "living hell", subjecting them to extreme physical and sexual violence, selling some victims for prostitution in Oxford and trafficking others around the country, an Old Bailey jury was told. It took more than half an hour to read out the 51 counts against the men, who sat impassively in the dock, accused of crimes including rape, forcing a child into prostitution and trafficking. The jury of seven men and five women heard that from to early six complainants were plied with drugs and drink, and raped, sometimes by several men and sometimes "for days on end".