Child prostitution rife in Port Moresby: ILO study | Pacific Beat

Child prostitution rife in Port Moresby: ILO study

Child prostitution rife in Port Moresby: ILO study

Updated 14 March 2013, 19:08 AEST

Children living in Port Moresby are being driven to prostitution, as the main bread winners for their families.

That's the finding of a new report compiled by the International Labour Organisation in Papua New Guinea.

200 street children were interviewed in the Bisini and 3 Mile areas in Port Moresby.

The findings have pushed the PNG government to introduce two new conventions to protect the rights of children.

Presenter: Bruce Hill,

Speaker: Richard Samuel, ILO National Coordinator in PNG

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