Prostitution in Burkina Faso

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Prostitution in Burkina Faso is not specifically prohibited by the law, but soliciting and pimping are illegal.[1] In recent years, the demand for prostitutes in Burkina Faso has increased.[2][3] Burkina Faso has been referred to as "a theatre of child labour".[4] As a large number of children are trafficked into Burkina Faso for forced prostitution as well as domestic work.[4] The Burkina Faso government has ratified on 31 August 1990 the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and has taken measures to ensure the safety of children against sexual abuse and exploitation, however it is still prevalent.[3] The increase in demand for prostitution has caused fear of an increase in the number of people in Burkina Faso infected with HIV and AIDS, currently 0.9% of the population are infected with HIV.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2009 Human Rights Report: Burkina Faso". State.gov. 2010-03-11. Retrieved 2011-10-15. 
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ a b c "Burkina Faso". Child-hood.com. 1990-08-31. Retrieved 2011-10-15. 
  4. ^ a b http://www.protectionproject.org/resources/country-reports/Burkina-Faso.pdf