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Report of the Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography, A/65/221, 4 August 2010

15. Numerous studies and situation analyses have been carried out by some States, associations, NGOs and multilateral agencies on violence and some forms of sexual exploitation of children, forced labour and trafficking in children and unaccompanied minors. Data gathering and processing systems have been established in many countries and between certain countries.

16. Thanks to these efforts, more data are now available on long-term trends and specific aspects of some types of sale and sexual exploitation of children, including:

  • The gender dimension of sexual exploitation, which has the greatest effect on girls, although there are reports of some cases of sexual exploitation of boys (prostitution, pornography, sexual tourism); very few cases have been reported owing to taboos and laws prohibiting homosexuality.

Link to full text of the report: Report-SR Sale of Chidren-2010-eng