In some parts of the world, child prostitution is tolerated or ignored by the authorities.Reflecting an attitude which prevails in many developing countries, a judge from Honduras said, on condition of anonymity: "If the victim [the child prostitute] is older than 12, if he or she refuses to file a complaint and if the parents clearly profit from their child's commerce, we tend to look the other way".
Concubinage was a traditional form of sexual slavery in many cultures, in which women spent their lives in sexual servitude.
In some cultures, concubines and their children had distinct rights and legitimate social positions.
The 1949 Convention supersedes a number of earlier conventions that covered some aspects of forced prostitution.
Signatories are charged with three obligations under the 1949 Convention: prohibition of trafficking, specific administrative and enforcement measures, and social measures aimed at trafficked persons.
In these cases, children are often used to produce child pornography, especially sadistic forms of child pornography where they may be tortured.