Petition – Ask the Kenyan Government to Protect Children from Sexual Exploitation

Via www.walkfree.org:

child on beach

The last place you should expect to find a child is in a brothel; yet for 17-year-old Phoebe from Kenya, this is her life.

Phoebe comes from a poor family. When she dropped out of school her friends told her she could make a living as a sex worker. She thought she could start a new life and find a rich, foreign boyfriend — instead she has been forced to have group sex with tourists for no money.

A report by End Child Prostitution in Kenya (ECPIK) indicates that more than 50,000 children are involved in different forms of child prostitution.3 Commercial sexual exploitation of children is most common along the Kenyan Coast where a majority of tourism activities take place — in fact travelling sex offenders come to Kenya for this very reason: to prey on these vulnerable victims.

No child should be forced into the commercial sex industry for their survival.

Join Walk Free and Child Aid Organization Kenya in calling on the Kenyan government to declare zero tolerance of commercial sexual exploitation of children, backed by regular monitoring and law enforcement.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s