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The Use of the Phrase “Child Prostitute” in the Media: A critical examination and course for action

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dc.contributor.author Seremetis, L.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-01-11T19:03:57Z
dc.date.available 2016-01-11T19:03:57Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.citation Seremetis, L. (2013). The Use of the Phrase “Child Prostitute” in the Media: A critical examination and course for action. Washington, DC: The Raben Group. 4 pp en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://rights4girls.org/wp-content/uploads/r4g/2015/03/NST-Report-Raben.pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11212/2693
dc.description.abstract According to research by the Human Rights Project for Girls and The Raben Group, there have been more than 5,000 instances in the past five years when reporters for print, wire, and online outlets have used the phrase “child prostitute,” “child prostitution,” “underage prostitution” or other variations on the phrase. Simply put, there is widespread use and acceptance of the term “child prostitute” in reference to underage children being bought and sold for sex. But “child prostitute” and its variations paint an incomplete description of these girls and does not convey the actual circumstances of the child. As Congress made clear in The Trafficking Victims Protection Act, these girls are not “prostitutes.” They are, by law, victims of sex trafficking. Indeed, under any other set of circumstances, we would call them what they are: victims of rape, statutory rape or the sexual abuse of a minor. Human Rights Project for Girls and The Raben Group used Lexis/Nexis to survey thousands of national and local outlets that used “child prostitute” and five related phrases in news stories during the last five years. (Author Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher The Raben Group en_US
dc.subject child abuse en_US
dc.subject trafficking en_US
dc.subject prostitution en_US
dc.subject media en_US
dc.subject research en_US
dc.title The Use of the Phrase “Child Prostitute” in the Media: A critical examination and course for action en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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