A way out from Child Commercial Sex Exploitation
Child commercial sex exploitation of children (CSEC) or easier explained child prostitution is an increasing problem in Uganda. It is considered as one of the worst forms of child labour and it is a problem that organizations and governments worldwide are trying to combat. This study is focusing on explaining the mechanism’s that can help children leave child commercial sex exploitation considering the context they are living in. We have conducted interviews with six girls in Kampala, the capital city of Uganda, who all have managed to start working in other areas than prostitution. The study has its origins in the scientific perspective – critical realism and through retroduction and contra factual questions as analytical tools we have analyzed our informant’s response. The results show that the mechanisms that are triggered through the change process work together and are all necessary for the final result. The mechanisms are individual and depend on the person’s history and living context, although for all the girls the vocational training provided from a Non-Governmental Organization is crucial for triggering a mechanism of hope.