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. 

Additional notes and information

Commercial sexual exploitation of children was defi-ned in the declaration adopted at the First World Congress against CommercialSexual Exploitation (Stockholm, 1996) as “sexual abuse by the adult and remu-neration in cash or kind to the child or a third person or persons. The child istreated as a sexual object and as a commercial object.” The commercial sexualexploitation of children is defined as one of the worst forms of child labour byConvention No. 182. Both boys and girls may be victims.


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