video Most Shocking: Prostitution in Ethiopia and Melese’s Legacy

Graham Peebles wrote the article below about growing child prostitution in Ethiopia in 2012 and till today the number of children going into prostitution on Addis Ababa street continues to grow at alarming rate. Around 90,000 children were found to be working in prostitution, over 50% started engaging in prostitution below 16 years of age. Child prostitution in Ethiopia is increasing incredibly during the last 5 years. Sex exploitation has devastating consequences for minors: physical and psychological trauma, HIV, diseases, drug addiction (qat abuse), unwanted pregnancy. A body is sold at a price of between 10 and 60 birr (0.40 – 2.40 €). The belief is the young girls are HIV free. (Source ; http://ecadforum.com)

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