UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre Child Trafficking Research Hub
   Contact usmail   
ABOUT US
Introduction
Activities
Research
Internship program
Network

CONTACT

DATABASE
Documents
News
Research project
Organizations

TOOLS
Metasearch
Links
Resources


Documents

This sections contains a database of documents on child trafficking. Users can research by title, author, editor/organization, type, topic, keywords, geographic descriptors and year of publication.
 New search

 
Type of document: News
Topic: Evaluation
Methodology- Research methods
Policy and Planning
Geographic descriptors: Lao People´s Democratic Republic
Language: English
Date of publication: 26 October 2004
Long Abstract: Children - often girls forced into prostitution - are being trafficked throughout Laos and across its borders, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said today, calling for urgent measures in response. "Child trafficking is a criminal act that violates the fundamental rights of the most vulnerable children," said UNICEF's Desiree Jongsma in Vientiane, the capital of the Lao People's Democratic Republic. For a new study, Broken Promises, Shattered Dreams, representatives of UNICEF and the Lao Government interviewed 253 trafficking victims, along with their families, and found that 60 per cent were girls 18 or younger. More than one third of them were forced into prostitution, while others were held as virtual slaves and forced to do domestic or factory work.
Files: ( doc 26 KB )

UNICEF Home | Contact us | Copyright | Technical Support ©UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre