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Prostitution in Tanzania is illegal under Tanzanian law, however it is still widespread.[1] Many children and women are forced into prostitution due to poverty and the disintegration of the family unit.[1] Child trafficking and prostitution are a major problem in Tanzania, child sex tourism in particularly prevalent in Zanzibar and Pemba.[1] Sexually transmitted diseases are extremely widespread in Tanzanian prostitutes.[2] In 2008 a plan by three University students won funding, its aim was to lessen the problem of child prostitution by offering food, employment and practical skills to children forced to work as prostitutes.[3]

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