JERICHO – parler pour faire tomber le mur qui rend la prostitution des mineurs invisible
The project aims to tackle the phenomenon of prostitution of minors.
Project Number: 101096637
Funded by: Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values Programme (CERV) Duration: 1/2/2023 – 31/1/2025
Throughout Europe, there is a concerning rise in the number of young women, and to a lesser extent young men, aged 15 to 17, who fall victim to prostitution. This form of exploitation takes various shapes, including informal networks where 3 or 4 victims engage in prostitution under the control of a pimp. These networks are challenging to identify, which may explain why they are rarely acknowledged or addressed.
Despite the fact that the law, as well as European and international treaties, explicitly prohibit the prostitution of minors in all European countries, little action is being taken to combat this deeply distressing issue that potentially affects hundreds of thousands of minors across the continent. Regrettably, the topic remains taboo, with a notable absence of research and policy initiatives aimed at addressing, preventing, and supporting victims of child prostitution in Europe.
The project “Jericho – speak out to break down the wall that makes child prostitution invisible” aims to tackle the phenomenon of prostitution of minors, prevent and combat this violence against young women, support and protect the direct and indirect victims of juvenile prostitution.