An analysis of the commercial sexual exploitation of children in selected provinces and cities of Viet Nam
The commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) is a concerning global problem which extends to Viet Nam. More than twenty years ago, Viet Nam became the first country in Asia and second in the world to ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child. In delivering its commitment to child protection, the Government has made impressive achievements towards the implementation of children’s rights and building protective frameworks for children. However, the response to commercial sexual exploitation of children has not yet been sufficient.
In order to establish a strong foundation for the development of policies and initiatives which focus on protecting children from commercial sexual exploitation and providing appropriate care for child victims, the Ministry of Labor Invalids and Social Affairs and UNICEF Viet Nam jointly initiated this study in five selected cities and provinces of Viet Nam.