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Minors and young adults: actors of the system of prostitution

Young prostituted persons, young procurers and young sex buyers

Minors and young adults are the first victims of prostitution. This phenomenon, long denied, has recently begun to emerge in the news. Stimulated by instability, technological progress, the influence of pornography and the “glamorization” of prostitution, forms of exploitation are numerous: sex tourism, student prostitution, sugar babies, michetonnage, rootless young migrants… However, young people are not only victims of this exploitation, they are also participating as procurers and sex buyers. Faced with this phenomenon, it is urgent to construct a real policy of education on gender equality and respect of human dignity.