The sexual exploitation of children through prostitution is a deceptive form of commercialized violence against the world’s most vulnerable citizens. When a child’s childhood is spent in prostitution, it can lead to a numerous of life-threatening consequences for the physical, spiritual, psychological and social development of children. Another factor by which prostitution of children is affective is the fact that it presents substantial challenges to the public sectors such as the justice departments and social service systems which are faced with the responsibility of holding offenders accountable and treating the offended children from present as well as preventing future exploitation.
In Vietnam, the children that are involved in prostitution range from the ages of 13 to 18 years. There are two areas in Vietnam where prostitution takes place; there is the northern area and the southern area. The ages of the children that are mostly involved in prostitution in the northern area are between the ages of 15 and 17 years and in the Southern area between the ages of 13 and 17 years, although the majorities are from age 15 to 17. In the prostitution in Vietnam the word children is often used because girls as well as boys are involved, even though there is a higher number of girls that are exposed than boys.
The education level of the children in prostitution is very poor. Most of the children hadn’t completed primary school. There is a distinct difference in the education levels of the children from the northern area and the southern area. In the northern area, there is a higher level of children who have completed lower education levels and some has completed primary school. In the southern area, the levels were much lower as to one-fourth of the children are illiterate and a small group of children had completed lower education levels.
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