Tajik Authorities Turn the Blind Eye to Child Prostitution

The market for prostitution of minor girls in Tajikistan is growing. Taxi drivers, restaurant owners and also law enforcement employees all have interests in developing a market for underage prostitution.

This SCOOP supported investigation, completed by Gulafshon Soqieva, documents how the business works. It is difficult to estimate the size of the market. Tajik authorities keep statistical information related to minor prostitute secret and do not very much to limit it.

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