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Child Sex Tourism Campaigns: The need for dialogue on indicators and evaluation strategies

October 2, 2002 · 

ECPAT should congratulate itself. No other human rights or environmental campaign has influenced the international tourism industry in the way that the campaign against child sex tourism has done. ECPAT groups have been at the forefront of campaigning and some of the first leaflets and posters ever produced 10 years ago were by PEACE in […]



August 12, 2002 · 

According to ECPAT Australia, hundreds of Australian men are flocking to Cambodia to have sex with girls and boys sold in brothels. In Cambodia, brothels openly thrive and sex with a girl aged 10 to 13 costs $30. Cambodian women’s affairs minister Mu Sochua told that corruption in the legal system and government in difference […]


Child Sex Tours

June 2, 2001 · 

John Kosky (now known as Jonathon Kaye) has been arrested in Australia and charged with organising child sex tours to Asia. Kaye’s arrest marks the eleventh arrest under Australia’s 1994 Child Sex Tourism law. (Source: ECPAT Australia Newsletter No. 61)


Success in Battle Against Sex Tourism

February 10, 2001 · 

Second World Congress will take place in Yokohama, Japan in December 2001. Governments will be asked to renew and extend the commitments they made at the first meeting. An encouraging case study – curbing sex tourism: Many ‘sex tourists’ deliberately travel abroad to have sex with children because they believe it is legal and culturally […]



February 5, 2001 · 

An encouraging case study – curbing sex tourism: Many ‘sex tourists’ deliberately travel abroad to have sex with children because they believe it is legal and culturally acceptable. But there is also hope in the fact that advocates like ECPAT have succeeded in engaging airlines, governments, and travel agencies in their work. By 1995, international […]


Focus on Child Sex tourism

December 9, 2000 · 

ECPAT taiwan has recently hosted a meeting with travel agents’and hotels, associations to discuss the tourism industry’s guidebook for reporting child sex tourism. Changes to Taiwan’s laws on commercial sexual exploitation of children have made the tourism industry subject ot mandatory reporting requirements when finding cases of sexual transactions involving children. Child sex tourism – […]


Travel With Care…

December 8, 2000 · 

ECPAT Australia has just launched a new publication specifically written to help the travel and tourism industry understand the Australian Child Sex Tourism law. This easy to understand guide details the legislation, including who can be prosecuted and how to report allegations of abuse. The Travel With Care booklet will be distributed nationally to travel […]


Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse in Detention Centres

December 5, 2000 ·  , ECPAT-USA

Claims of child sexual abuse and child rape in the South Australia Woomera Detention Centre, detaining illegal immigrants, continue to surface. Allegations include that a 12 year-old boy was sold for sex by his father to other refugee detainees in return for cigarettes. The father is also accused of raping his son in February or March 2000. A former nurse at the privately run centre alleges the abuse was not investigated and was covered up. The child was not examined in hospital and the case was not referred to any external agency.


Tourism Code Breaks New Ground

December 2, 2000 · 

In October this year the tourism industry and European ECPAT groups met to- discuss establishing a code of conduct on the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) in tourism. This expert meeting was the culmination of a year’s project to set up an international code with the tourism industry. The expert meeting included participants from […]


ECPAT Newsletter Dear Supporters….

December 1, 2000 · 

Autumn 2000 has seen some major developments for ECPAT. In September the Home Secretary announced amendments to the Register of Sex Offenders which included ECPAT’s concerns that British sex offenders are not required to register addresses they intend to travel to overseas and can consequently escape registration. This issue has now been addressed in the […]

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