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Child Protection in Tourism

related: children, responsible travel


International Volunteering and Child Sexual Abuse - globalstudysectt -

Don't Look Away - ECPAT

Ethical Failure - IRIN News

e-Learning resources

ABTA's Every Child Everywhere - http://www.abtaelearning.com/
How to protect children from sexual exploitation in travel and tourism - a new cost free E-learning course for ethically responsible tourism experts (available in EN, ES, FR, DE, ET, IT, NL, TH, SV language) - http://www.childprotection-tourism.org


2015 World Travel Market

Networks, Associations and Cooperations

World Tourism Network on Child Protection - http://ethics.unwto.org/en/content/world-tourism-network-child-protection

UNWTO - Protect Children Campaign - http://ethics.unwto.org/en/content/protect-children-campaign

ECPAT is a global network of organisations and individuals working together to eliminate childprostitution, child pornography and the trafficking of children for sexual purposes. http://www.ecpat.net

The Code of Conduct for the protection of children from sexual exploitation in travel and tourism is an industry driven responsible tourism initiative co-funded by the Swiss Government (SECO) and by the tourism private sector and supported by the ECPAT International network. Advisory partners: UNICEF and UNWTO.

The Child Safe Tourism campaign arms travellers with knowledge and information on simple actions to protect children and young people from abuse in tourism areas. It aims to combat the sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism in the Mekong sub-regio, and brings brings together AusAID, World Vision, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and INTERPOL. The project works in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Vietnam. http://www.childsafetourism.org

2014 Headlines



The video "Children are not a tourist attraction" is part of the information campaign of ECPAT - End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes, supported by the European Commission

Stop Sexual Exploitation of Children - ECPAT Austria Awareness Campaign 2010

Reporting a concern

"Child sex tourism is a global problem that affects every country. If you see something in your travels like another traveller abusing a child or hear about someone who is planning to abuse a child while overseas, it is your moral duty to report it. Even if you don't have exact details or are unsure whether the suspicious activity is illegal, we urge you to make a report to ensure that no child is being harmed." (childwise.net)
ECPAT International - Report a Case - http://www.ecpat.net
Child Sex Tourism Online Reporting Form - http://www.childwise.net/report.html
Netherlands: http://meldkindersekstoerisme.nl/
Germany: https://www.bka.de
Austria: http://www.bmi.gv.at
Switzerland: http://stopchildsextourism.ch
New Zealand: http://www.ecpat.org.nz/Make-a-Report.aspx

Elsewhere on the Web

http://globalstudysectt.org - https://twitter.com/ECPAT
Child Protection Model Law Best Practices – Protection of Children from Neglect, Abuse, Maltreatment, and Exploitation CP-Model-Law_Jan-2013_Final-w-cover.pdf
UN Committee on the Rights of the Child - http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/crc/index.htm
unicef - Child protection from violence, exploitation and abuse http://www.unicef.org/protection/index.html
Child Rights International Network - http://www.crin.org/index.asp
UN Convention on the Rights of the Child - http://www.unicef.org/crc/
Twitter List Tourism-Child-Protection http://twitter.com/respontour/tourism-child-protection
How travel companies can reduce childlabour in tourism destinations http://www.icrtourism.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/OP26.pdf

Examples: Las Vegas