Child Prostitution In Kenya

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Once born into this world, children are granted the opportunity to life, nourishment, love and successful development. There are frameworks to advise and guide policy makers to aid the prevention of violence against children in areas such as Schools (within the care of the justice system), families, homes, within the community and finally, in the workplace; all areas where children are most liable to some form of violence. However, for most policies to work, the community has to believe in them and understand their importance at first, before any true integration can occur. Many countries still do not see the importance of child development, being either preoccupied with the political or economic agenda or faced with corruption issues. One…show more content…
It identifies that it is the right of the child to be protected from economic exploitation and from performing any work that is likely to be hazardous or to interfere with the child's education, or to be harmful to the child's health or physical, mental, spiritual, moral or social development (Article 19) , and various studies have linked child prostitution to an increased risk of both internalized and externalized mental health disorders as well as, physical disorders or ailments triggered by underage sex. However, despite that knowledge, few laws in Kenya have been influenced or altered in outlawing Child prostitution and…show more content…
Skin bleaching is increasing, and children are undergoing dangerous measures to sustain their welfare, something many children in the rest of the world don’t rarely have to face. Vaginal tearing, physical abuse, infection, disease, pregnancy, depression, behavioral and developmental problems, sleep deprivation, loss of self confidence and mistrust are just a few things, many young Kenyan children face in the industry . The high level of school drop out rates leave many Kenyan youth unemployed and stuck in there condition of poverty. Parents feel that the money over powers the experience the children face, and in return, the children believe that what they are doing is “right because they give us money, and therefore, it shouldn’t be stopped . There is no sexual health education provide by local officials or efforts made to combat the move from classroom to bedroom. Over 200 children alone in Mombasa are sex workers, and in most cases parents are aware . Why crimes are going

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