Young and Vulnerable by ProQuest


Chilling official statistics from the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs that around 36,000 women are beaten every day by their partners, and from a government report to the Committee on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women that an estimated 14,000 are murdered every year by partners or family members, highlight the scale and severity of the domestic violence from which children run. At UNICEF's Innocenti Research Centre's conference in Italy in April, its Director Marta Santos Pais stressed that the adoption of a general approach to human trafficking had meant that 'we have failed to understand who are the children at great risk.' In Disposable People, Kevin Bales has described how parents in northern Thailand send daughters to brothels in the south, often to make money to purchase consumer goods such as television sets.

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