Rise in teenage prostitution linked to peacekeepers’ presence

Meanwhile, the US State Department said in its 1998 Report on Human Rights Practices that the presence of international peacekeeping forces had increased teenage prostitution in the capital, Bangui. Some girls had been forced by their parents to become prostitutes to earn money for the survival of the family, it added


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