CHILD SEX TRAFFICKING OR SLAVERY
IS THE EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN
within national or across international borders, for the purposes of forced sex work.
CHILD SEX TRAFFICKING…Commercial sexual exploitation is characterized by the exploitation of a human being in exchange for goods or money and includes pornography and prostitution. Out of the 3,735 victims of trafficking in Indonesia between March 2005 and March 2009 almost 890 – nearly one quarter – were children and out of these 741 were girls. It is estimated that 30 per cent of the women in prostitution in Indonesia are below the age of 18, with 40,000-70,000 Indonesian children being victims of sexual exploitation.
Some sex trafficking is highly visible, such as street prostitution. But many trafficking victims remain unseen, operating out of unmarked brothels in unsuspecting, sometimes suburban, neighborhoods. Sex traffickers may also operate out of a variety of public and private locations, such as massage parlors, spas and strip clubs. Adult women make up the largest group of sex trafficking victims, followed by girl children, although some men and boys are trafficked into the sex industry as well.