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Significant amount of problem and vulnerable Swedish youth prostituted for survival
Tuesday, 01 March 2011
Twelve percent of Swedish girls and four percent of Swedish boys who were placed in youth homes last year, has sold sex for money or drugs, according to a new report by the Swedish National Board for Institutional System (SIS).

According to the report, twelve percent of girls and four percent of boys say they have had sex in exchange for money or drugs. The youngest started when he was eight years old.
More than one-tenth of the girls who were admitted to a youth detention centre last year states that she has sold sex.

The study of young people placed on governmental youth centres or what is referred to as juvenile homes, answered questions on if they have sold sex at some point. The study was done last year and includes 567 youths, about half of which were placed on the homes in 2010. Of the girls, 12 percent answered yes and the within boys are 4 percent.

Gender Equality Minister Nyamko Sabuni is upset by the figure and according to her the state must take more responsibility. Not only to provide care but also to support  and to become better at working together and to make collaboration easy at early as possible to lift young people from this kind of incredibly terrible situations.

“This investigation is made when the children are admitted to the institutions. Efforts should be made very much earlier. We must not ignore the problems,” said Ms Sabuni
By Scancomark.se Team

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