Pamela comes from an affluent family and was doing well in one of Bujumbura's best-performing high schools — until two years ago, when she became a sex slave. She recalls befriending a group of girls when she was 14, who at first proposed she join them when they went out. The trips led to dates with older men who would pick up the bill, initially without asking for anything in return. One night she was taken to a house in Kiriri, a smart residential district in Bujumbura, Burundi's capital, where she was held for three months under the supervision of men in police uniform. She was freed in a police raid after her mother reported her missing.
LGBT rights in Burundi
Burundi Demographics (Population, Age, Sex, Trends) - Worldometer
In Burundi, Within that, The height of the numbers reveals an important distribution, given the proportion of children for whom sexuality is starting to grab their attention. Here in Burundi, parenting practices tend to promote abstinence for teenagers and insist that young girls should not have sex before marriage.
Burundi's child sex slaves: 'I feel like I have been used and tossed away'
While never criminalized before , today Burundi criminalises same-sex sexual activity by both men and women, with a penalty up to two years in prison and a fine. LGBT persons are regularly prosecuted by the government and additionally face stigmatisation among the broader population. According to an unofficial English translation of Article of the Burundi Penal Code, a person who has sexual relations with someone of the same sex may be punished with imprisonment for three months to two years and a fine of 50, to , francs.
Prostitution in Burundi is illegal   but is commonplace and on the rise. Previously law enforcement made little effort to curb prostitution. HIV ,  sex trafficking  and child prostitution   are problems in the country. Burundi is a source country for children and possibly women subjected to sex trafficking.