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Associated Press will no longer be using the term ‘child prostitute’

We are very pleased to see that Associated Press now recommends that writers not use the word 'prostitute' to refer to children or teenagers who are forced into sexual exploitation following successful campaigning by the Human Rights Project for Girls (@Rights4Girls).

There is no such thing as a 'child prostitute', 'teenage prostitute' or 'underage sex worker'. It is always an act of child sexual exploitation, abuse and rape and it is essential that the media makes this clear otherwise it serves only to support rape culture and those who profit from the abuse of children.

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