commercial sexual exploitation


Commercial sexual exploitation refers to the use of boys and girls under the age of 18 in prostitution, pornography or other forms of sexual activity in which a child might engage in order to obtain food, shelter or other basic needs. It can also refer to the use of adults (mostly women) in such situations, into which they are directly or indirectly forced. 

See also: sexual exploitation

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Based on International Labour Organization − ILO (2007). ABC of Women Workers’ Rights and Gender Equality. Available at: