Child Sex Tourism

Trafficking and prostitution of children has its links with sex tourism, since brothels are frequently found in places where large transient groups of potential customers such as truckers, military personnel or tourists are known to pass. With a sense of freedom derived from the anonymity of being in another country, these tourists transform into uninhibited pedophiles. Because this form of sexual exploitation transcends boundaries, international anti-sex tourism initiatives are now being launched. Countries such as the United States and Australia now allow their citizens to be prosecuted for child sexual abuse under their law, even if the abuse was committed on foreign soil.

News and information on Child Sex Tourism in Asia:

Child Sex Tourism under Siege in Asia

The three-day Southeast Asia Conference on Child Sex Tourism ended on Friday, March 20, 2009 in Bali, Indonesia with a declaration by 205 participants identifying the current challenges and a plan of action towards approaching governments in members’ states from the Association of Southeast Asian (ASEAN) region, as well as the private sector and the general public. Read More

70,000 Children in Sex Tourism

More than 70,000 children across Asia are being used by sex tourists, mainly in Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand, an independent expert said on Thursday. Read More

Sex Tourism in the Philippines

Video coverage: Men from around the world go to the Philippines looking for sex, some of them with underage girls. See video

15,000 Nepalese Girls Land Annually in India as Sex Workers

The US has rapped Nepal for taking “no measures” to stop rampant people trafficking, including about 15,000 girls to India annually. Read More

Child Sex Tourism in Thailand

ECPAT’s briefing paper on the situation of child sex tourism in Thailand. Read More