Quote from a reliable source, not propaganda-machine Bianet:
"Government statistics released in 2001 estimated that there were approximately 80,000 adolescents aged fourteen to nineteen who assist the family through work, mostly in agricultural jobs; in fishing; as car mechanics; or in hotel, restaurant, or construction jobs. This estimate does not include young children who are forced to work without money, the children of economic migrants, or traffic light kids, the approximately 5,800 street children between the ages of three and fifteen who clean the windshield wipers of cars at traffic lights or sell small items on the streets."
Only 80,000 child laborers? 5,800 street children? You've got to be joking. Not only is this figure outdated (2001), it is also subject to now exposed and busted Greek-government doctoring, lies, disinformation and manipulation of facts in order to conform to EU norms and regulations. Real number of child laborers is in fact MANY TIMES higher than that.
BUT. If you even accept the figure of 80,000 as present-time facts, it still corresponds to about 15% of ALL children in Greece!
What else can you expect from a banrupt, lieing, cheating nation of lazy phuckups whose number 1 city looks like this?
<img alt="AthensSkylinefromProfitisIlias1-sma.jpg" src="http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b296/ ... s1-sma.jpg
This is not some poor suburbs of Athens, it is "downtown" Athens!
By the way, did you know that <strong>Greece outlawed child pornography only in 2002?</strong> <img border="0" alt="scratch.gif" src="http://www.network54.com/Realm/SmilesWAFF/scratch.gif
So, as recently as 2001, it was legal in Greece to take a child and make him/her into a pornstar!
<strong>"Sexual Exploitation of Children in Greece"</strong>
As for child exploitation
Rise in sexual abuse of minors in Turkey sets alarm bells ringing
Ercan Yavuz, Today's Zaman, Ankara, 07 June 2008
www.todayszaman.com/newsDetail_getNewsB ... ink=144149
[accessed 1 January 2011]
Drawing on statistics she gathered working with experts and civil society groups, Arýtman says 4 percent of all children in Turkey are subject to sexual abuse, with 70 percent of the victims being younger than 10. Contrary to popular belief, boys are subject to sexual abuse as frequently as girls. In reported cases of children subject to commercial sexual exploitation, 77 percent of the children came from broken homes. Twenty-three percent lived with their parents, but in those homes domestic violence was common. The biggest risk faced by children who run away and live on the street is sexual exploitation. Children kidnapped from southeastern provinces are forced into prostitution here. Today, it is impossible to say for certain how many children in Turkey are being subjected to commercial sexual exploitation, but many say official information is off by at least 85 percent.
According to research Polat conducted himself, the frequency of cases of sexual abuse and exploitation is highest in the cities of Ýstanbul, Diyarbakýr and Bursa. Children trafficked from countries such as Ukraine, Moldova and Russia, as well as southeastern Turkey, are forced into prostitution in Ýstanbul. He says forced marriages of young girls to older men in return for money remains a persistent and traditional sexual crime against children in Diyarbakýr.
ECPAT Global Monitoring Report on the status of action against commercial exploitation of children - TURKEY [PDF]
ECPAT International, 2008
www.ecpat.net/A4A_2005/PDF/Europe/Globa ... EY_ENG.pdf
[accessed 1 August 2011]
Child prostitution is the main form of commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) in Turkey, according to research conducted by ECPAT International in 2006. It happens informally or through organised networks, and involves both girls and boys. The victimisation of boys is hardly acknowledged as it is a particularly sensitive issue. The research also revealed an increase in child prostitution in recent years, fuelled by the precarious situation of a large number of migrant families, a generally high level of domestic violence and abuse, as well as ineffective protection systems, which increasingly lead children to situations of vulnerability, including living in the streets.
Many children who run away from home head for Istanbul, the largest city, and some are forced into sexual exploitation to survive. Most boys seem to run away for financial reasons (in the hope of earning higher incomes), and because they lack a loving and supportive family environment; girls seem to leave home for similar reasons but also because of violence to which they were exposed at home. Some children also travel to the city in search of the easy and free lifestyle they presume their friends are leading, only to find themselves in very difficult circumstances. Lack of protection mechanisms targeting such migrant children make them extremely vulnerable to sexual exploiters or intermediaries. In addition, children surviving on the streets are sometimes ensnared into prostitution through activities that they take up in the red-light districts, such as selling basic items, and slowly start to see prostitution as a way to earn a living.
And I am not saying anything about the thousands of glue sniffing kids...
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