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The Sale and Sexual Exploitation of Children: Sport and sporting events

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UNICEF, United Nations Children's Fund

Although sport has a positive effect on children’s well-being, it can also expose children to harm and violence. Child athletes can fall victim to human trafficking for economic or sexual exploitation purposes, through the sale of athletes. The authoritative role of coaches and instructors and the pressure exerted on children to perform might also expose children to harm. This brief aims to further explore the issue of sport and the sale and sexual exploitation of children.

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