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Family and friends push children into prostitution
Report denounces child prostitution: 60,000, perhaps 100,000 children involved.
Delhi bans child employment in homes and restaurants
As from October, children aged less than 14 will not be allowed to undertake several tough jobs. But experts say laws already in force are not respected because hunger forces many children to work.
Child illiteracy and child labour are the continent's main social ills
One fifth of India's GNP is generated by exploited minors working in farming sector.
Maoist rebels recruit children for the 'revolution'
Slave trade flourishing in Vietnam
The government says 9,000 people have been trafficked by the racket but NGOs claim the estimate is "too low". The majority of victims are women kidnapped and forced to work as prostitutes in China.
In Pakistan, three children were abused every day in 2004
According to the Society for the Protection of the Rights of the Child, 1,549 children were sexually abused in the country last year.
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