Number of Prostitutes in Bangladesh

There are an estimated 200,000 prostitutes working in Bangladesh. In 2004, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) estimated that 10,000 underage girls were working as prostitutes in Bangladesh. Other estimates about the girls working in the sex industry placed the number at 29,000. Many of the girls working in the sex industry are victims of… Continue reading Number of Prostitutes in Bangladesh

Trafficking of Minors in Colombia

Gangs operating in the Colombian city of Medellin manage an underage human trafficking syndicate where the virginity of a child is auctioned off to the highest bidder. According to investigations conducted by a non-governmental organization, gang members recruit girls as young as ten to be a part of their organization. Although some girls are passed… Continue reading Trafficking of Minors in Colombia

Human Trafficking of Minors in Brazil

A human trafficker told Time Magazine that he would purchase underage daughters directly from mothers in Brazil for $5,000 to $10,000. The trafficker stated that he primarily targeted girls in the municipality of Recife due to its poverty levels. Once in the possession of the trafficker, the underage girl would work in the prostitution industry… Continue reading Human Trafficking of Minors in Brazil

Mothers Selling Daughters in Cambodia

A mother in Cambodia told CNN in an interview that she sold her virgin daughter to a human trafficker for $500. Prior to sale, the mother took the child to a doctor and had her examined to ensure that the hymen  was still intact. After the examination, the doctor issued a “certificate of virginity” that… Continue reading Mothers Selling Daughters in Cambodia

Child Prostitution in Brazil

The National Forum for the Prevention of Child Labor estimates that there were around 500,000 child prostitutes across Brazil in 2012. The number of children in the sex industry has continually grown in Brazil. In 2001, there were 100,000 children working as prostitutes. In 2010, there were 250,000 children. In an interview with a former… Continue reading Child Prostitution in Brazil

Child Sex Trade in Brazil

A report in the British publication Daily Mail interviewed children who were prostituting themselves along the BR-116 highway in Brazil. An 11 year old girl stated that truckers and other men pick her up on the side of the road and pay her $10 (25 Brazilian Real) for sex. There were previous reports by the… Continue reading Child Sex Trade in Brazil

Earnings of Child Pimps in Indonesia

According to the National Commission for Child Protection, there have been 21 girls between the ages of 14 to 16 who have been caught pimping out other girls in Indonesia in 2013. One 17 year old girl told the Associated Press that she started pimping girls at the age of 14. At the peak of… Continue reading Earnings of Child Pimps in Indonesia

Trafficking Daughters for Sex in Colombia

A mother in Colombia was arrested for selling the virginity of her 12 daughters to men who paid $200. The 45 year old mother reportedly contacted men each time one of her daughters turned 12. She would have the men pay $200, and then force the girl to continue working as a prostitute in order… Continue reading Trafficking Daughters for Sex in Colombia

Prostitution in Cuba

The Justice Minister of Cuba reported that the government convicted 224 people for pimping activities in 2012. Seven individuals were also arrested for abusing minors. It was previously reported by media outlets that many tourists, particularly from Canada and Spain, travel to Cuba in order to have sex with underage children. (Prostitution prices worldwide.) Source: … Continue reading Prostitution in Cuba

Underage Prostitution Cases in Japan in 2012

In 2012, the National Police Agency in Japan investigated nearly 6,800 reports of underage prostitution in the country. Security officials state that the number of transactions conducted online has increased over the past three years. Source:  “NPA to launch nationwide protection scheme for underage girls offering sex for cash online,” Japan Today, October 12, 2013.