Year Published: 1983
Periodical profile published 1983
Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number: CX2708
Abstract: VIE OUVRIERE is published in French in collabroation with jeunesse Ouvriére Chrétienne (JOC), Le Mouvement des Travailleurs Chrétiens (MTC) and le Centre de Pastorale en Milieu Ouvrier (CPMO).
The November 1982, edition, entitled "L'Exploitation Sexuelles des Jeunes," analyses the issue of young people involved in prostitution, with its related violence and disease. The articles explore how adults influence these youth, who find themselves surrounded by prositution, topless dancing, strippers, and violent and exploitative magazines and movies.
Two articles discuss how police and social workers are attempting to control the sexual exploitation of the young in Montréal. Three articles on prostitution in Nicaragua provides a contrast. There, the Sandinista government is supporting prostitutes to choose alternate careers. Many bodellos were expropriated by the government and re-opened as government sponsored women's centres. Many former prostetutes are now receiving skill training and are becoming active community members.