Prostitution in Ivory Coast

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In Côte d'Ivoire, prostitution itself (exchanging sex for money) is legal, but associated activities, such as soliciting, pandering or running brothels, are illegal.[1] The civil war has left many women in need for wages, so some have resorted to prostitution, as there is high unemployment.[2]

Sex Tourism is also a problem in the Ivory Coast.[3]

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  1. ^ "2008 Human Rights Report: Cote d'Ivoire". United States Department of State. 2009-02-25. Retrieved 2010-01-25. 
  2. ^ "2006 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices » Africa » Cote d'Ivoire". United States Department of State. 2007-03-06. Retrieved 2010-01-25. 
  3. ^ "Massaging the truth: Sexual tourism in Ivory Coast". Radio Netherlands. Retrieved 2012-10-12.