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Anti-Pimping Bill Gets Final House Approval – Georgia

April 5, 2001 · 

Legislation making it a felony to pimp children for sex move closer to final passage following unanimous approval in the House. The main bill, SB 33, sponsored by Sen. Donzella James (D-Atlanta), makes pimping any child 18 and younger a felony; sets prison sentences between five and 20 years and impose fines of $2,500 to […]

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CHILD PORN BUSTERS

April 4, 2001 · 

No longer content with rescuing child prostitutes off the streets, child-rights groups in the Philippines have turned to fighting paedophiles in court. Their main aim is to make sure foreign paedophiles serve term in jail. So even if suspected paedophiles manage to win their criminal case, these groups are prepared to fight them in a […]

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Japan Pushes For Ratification Of Ilo Treaty

April 3, 2001 · 

Japan is pushing to ratify the International Labour Organisation’s treaty banning the worst forms of child labour during its current session of Parliament, which would make it the 68th country to ratify the 1999 pact. The ILO treaty bans forced labour of children and prevents employers from using children for prostitution, the production of pornography […]

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Program Assists In Removing Children Working In Trash Dumps

April 2, 2001 · 

UNICEF released a report showing that through its program “Children in the Dump Never Again,” 13,230 children have been removed from working in city trash dumps. The program gives income assistance to the parents of the children so that the children can go to school. The program also helps set up after-school programs to keep […]

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16,000 CHILDREN SEXUALLY EXPLOITED, UNICEF SAYS

April 1, 2001 · 

Some 16,000 children in Mexico are sexually exploited through networks involving military, police, government and  business officials and foreigners, UNICEF reports, revealing that child trafficking yields $7 billion in profits annually. The “weakness of legal controls” and poverty have made Mexico a paradise of prostitution and child pornography, according to a recent UNICEF report produced […]

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UK: Talks to Tackle Net Paedophiles

April 1, 2001 · 

Children’s charities and internet service providers in the UK are to meetwith the police and the home secretary to discuss how to fight internet paedophiles. The talks with Home Secretary Jack Straw on Wednesday follow last week’s report by the Internet Crime Forum, which highlighted the need for vigilance over the use of internet chatrooms.

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INDIA: Working Children Face Slave-Like Conditions

March 29, 2001 · 

Of the 20 million children estimated to be working in India, close to half are illegally employed as domestic servants, including some as young as 6, the London Independent reports. Despite attempts to correct the situation, the problem is worsening, welfare organizations say.

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DCI/PS RELEASES MAIN FINDINGS OF ANNUAL REPORT ON ISRAELI VIOLATIONS OF PALESTINIAN CHILDREN’S RIGHTS

February 15, 2001 · 

Marking the Day of the Palestinian Child, Defence for Children International/Palestine Section held a press conference today in Ramallah to release the main findings of its report covering Israeli violations of Palestinian children’s rights in the year 2000. Taking the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) as its framework, the report examines in detail Israeli violations of the Convention in areas such as the right to life, health, education, economy, and liberty.

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DANGERS FACING GIRL CHILDREN ARE DEEP AND INSIDIOUS, PANEL IS TOLD

February 10, 2001 · 

Their profile may be rising in international aid programs, but girls still have less chance than boys of surviving at birth, are less likely to
complete school, are more likely to toil inside and outside their own households, and are more likely to experience sexual exploitation and
abuse.

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RALLY TO THE CALL SAY UNICEF AND NGOs

February 10, 2001 · 

A 10-point ‘Rallying Call for the Global Movement for Children’ is to be unveiled by UNICEF and some of its NGO partners at the end of this week’s PrepCom.

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