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Child Prostitution

The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children

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Barbados

Historically, the Barbadian economy was dependent on sugarcane cultivation and related activities. However, in recent years the economy has diversified into light industry and tourism with about three-quarters of GDP and 80% of exports being attributed to services.

The country enjoys one of the highest per capita incomes in the region.

The government continues its efforts to reduce unemployment, to encourage direct foreign investment, and to privatize remaining state-owned enterprises.  [The World Factbook, U.S.C.I.A. 2009]

Barbados

CAUTION:  The following links and accompanying text have been culled from the web to illuminate the situation in Barbados.  Some of these links may lead to websites that present allegations that are unsubstantiated, misleading or even false.   No attempt has been made to validate their authenticity or to verify their content.

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Child prostitution

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation CBC News, 27 April 2007

At one time this article had been archived and may possibly still be accessible [here]

[accessed 13 September 2011]

Mr. Harper says people are not realizing the far-reaching effects of increasing drug use in Barbados, and what some people are driven to do.  Director of the Child Care Board, Joan Crawford, says however that proving children are being co-erced into prostitution has been difficult.

The Protection Project - Barbados [DOC]

The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), The Johns Hopkins University

www.protectionproject.org/human_rights_reports/report_documents/barbados.doc

[accessed 2009]

FACTORS THAT CONTRIBUTE TO THE TRAFFICKING INFRASTRUCTUREAn increase in tourism to the island nation has reportedly resulted in an increase in sex tourism. Furthermore, the seaport in the capital, Bridgetown, provides a steady demand for commercial sex.

Barbados [PDF]

www.scf.org.in/resources/image/BARBADOS.pdf

[Last access date unavailable]

CHILD PROSTITUTION AND PORNOGRAPHY - Tourism has given rise to a new phenomenon in Barbados. Boys as well as girls are deeply involved in sex tourism Additionally, Bridgetown's significant seaport provides a steady demand for commercial sex. The historic red light district off Nelson Street is the main place for commercial sex work.

Barbados - The Situation of Children in the Worst Forms of Child Labour in a tourism economy: A Rapid Assessment [PDF]

Leith L. Dunn Ph.D., International Labour Organisation ILO Subregional Office for the Caribbean,  Port of Spain, Trinidad, December 2002

www.ilocarib.org.tt/projects/childlabour/library/rapid_assessment/rabar.pdf

[accessed 5 April 2011]

www.unicef.org/lac/spbarbados/Implementation/CP/National/RABarbados_ILO_2002.pdf

[accessed 30 October 2016]

 [page 24]  e) The Compulsory Education Act, which was previously mentioned. While indicating that ‘there is no evidence of street children or child prostitution’, the report points to an obvious need for:

a) Research and accurate reporting on the situation of children at risk especially in terms of child abuse and drug use among juveniles;

b) Stricter enforcement of legal provisions to protect children;

c) Special arrangement and facilities for juvenile offenders;

d) Education and training in counselling; and

e) An increased level of community awareness to prevent further deterioration of the situation.

Regional Governmental Congress on Sexual Exploitation of Children  [PDF]

Mrs. Denise D. Nurse, M. Sc. & Mrs. Beverley Corbin, MA -- International Child Welfare, Barbados Child Care Board

www.iin.oas.org/Congreso%20Explotation%20Sexual/BARBADOS_ing.PDF

[accessed 19 November 2016]

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