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PREDA NEWSLETTER August 1999

August 2, 1999 · 

Summer Camps and Sports Fest The big event for all the youth and children in the PREDA recovery and development programs was the summer camp. It was held at a beach with good facilities, beautiful weather and plenty of sports, games and group educational sessions. One hundred participants attended the three-day experience. One answer to […]

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Hundreds of Guatemalan Girls Prostituted, Says Report

August 1, 1999 · 

The study done by the Human Rights Ombudsman’s Office (PDH) in Guatemala reflects the alarming situation of hundreds of girls who are forced to prostitute themselves in nightclubs, said the head of the PDH’s Childrens Defense Office, Marilys de Estrada.

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Taiwan: Child-sex Offenders to Feel Force of Law

May 21, 1999 ·  , The Asian Times

TAIPEI – Taiwanese parliament has passed a new law to convict child sex tourists. The law provides for prison terms of between three and 10 years for anyone having sex with girls aged under 14. Those who have sex with girls aged between 14-16 could be jailed for up to seven years. Names and photographs of offenders will also be made public in government bulletins.

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Japan Tightens the Ban on Under-Age Sex

May 19, 1999 ·  , New York Times

TOKYO- The Japanese Parliament enacted a law in May aimed at banning child prostitution and child pornography. The law, which is to go into effect later this year, punishes those found guilty of paying for sex with children 17 and younger, and bans the sale, distribution, production, possession, import and export of child pornography.

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Children as Sex Workers in India

May 1, 1999 · 

New Delhi: A study on “Child prostitution in India” by the Centre Concern for Child Labour (CCL), a non-governmental Organisation says thirty percent of sex workers are children, numbering between 270, 000 and 400,000.

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Sexual Violence and Exploitation of Children in Latin America and the Caribbean: The Case of Jamaica

May 1, 1999 · 

The report was commissioned by the Inter-American Children’s Institute (IACI). It is part of a wider research project at IACI on sexual exploitation of children which has been undertaken in ten countries in Latin America and the Caribbean Region to explore the responses of governments and non-governmental organisations and to generate recommendations for effective handling of the issues.

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The Lost Son: Trafficking, Children and Violence

May 1, 1999 · 

The film, The Lost Son, by Chris Menges was given its preview in Paris on April 20, 1999, It is the story of a private detective, Xavier Lombard played by Daniel Auteuil who is is hired by a rich family to find Leon, their son, a photographer and a drug addict. In the course of his investigation he uncovers a pedophile network and the horror of child prostitution.

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PREDA NEWSLETTER September 1998

September 2, 1998 · 

Dear Friends, The Global March against child labor was one of the most effective educational exercises to raise the awareness of child exploitation in the work force. I joined marches in the Philippines where it began, with as many as 15,000 children, the PREDA Fair Trade staff and the social workers caring for children marched […]

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