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SOUTH ASIA – MAIN ISSUE

October 15, 2000 · 

by Sutthida Malikaew The trafficking of children for sexual purposes is an immense problem in South Asian countries. Bangladesh and Nepal are the dominant source countries for trafficking within the region. Estimates vary, but a safe estimation is that several thousand Bangladeshi girls are trafficked out of the country each year. Destination countries include India, […]

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ECPAT-USA Continues Work with Airlines, US Military

October 4, 2000 · 

The airlines industry worked to defeat the Grassley amendment that would have against child sex tourism. Despite that setback, ECPAT-USA has made important progress in the tourism education program. A travel industry education piece has been drafted andwill be sent to partners in the travel industry soon. The US Department of Transportation (DOT) is now […]

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Court Jails Seven for Sex Crimes

May 1, 2000 · 

Cuba: A court in eastern Cuba has sentenced five Cuban men and two women to jail terms of between three and 30 years for sex offenses involving schoolgirls.

The seven were convicted by the court in Camaguey province of repeated crimes of “corruption of minors” and procuring. They were accused of forcing a group of secondary school girls to perform sex acts, using promises of money, and in some cases, threats of physical force.

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Anti-pedophile video aired

April 12, 2000 · 

GENEVA – Swissair will show an anti-child-sex video on certain routes, the company announced last week.

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Coersion the Key Element Behind Trafficking

September 1, 1999 · 

Internationally, there is no consensus on the term “trafficking”. In 1994, the United Nations General Assembly came near to a comprehensive definition in its stipulation that “trafficking” is the “illicit and clandestine movement of persons across national and international borders, largely from developing countries and some countries with economies in transition, with the end goal of forcing women and girl children into sexually or economically oppressive and exploitative situations for the profit of recruiters, traffickers, crime syndicates, as well as other illegal activities related to trafficking, such as forced domestic labour, false marriages, clandestine employment and false adoption.”

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Serving Affluent Businessmen and Visitors

September 1, 1999 · 

With regard to China, the phenomenon of trafficking is a growing concern. In a UNICEFbacked situation analysis of children and women in China in 1992, it was noted that “occasional abduction of womenandchildrenhasbeenreported to still occur in some rural areas, prompting widespread education against”the practice and special legislation with severe punishment of individuals who abduct or kidnap women or children.”

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Swiss Paedophile Sentenced to Jail

May 1, 1999 · 

The Criminal Court of Basle sentenced a 36 year old Swiss citizen to six years in jail on 9th June 1999. PM was convicted of having sexually abused at least 13 children in the Philippines between 1989 and 1996.

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Thailand: Memorandum Between NGOS, Police and Government on the Treatment of Trafficked Children

May 1, 1999 · 

June 30th 1999, in Bangkok, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed on behalf of the Office of the Prime Minister, the Department of Social Welfare, the National Police Forces, the Global Alliance against Trafficking in Women and Children and The National Council of Children and Youth.

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The Lost Son: Trafficking, Children and Violence

May 1, 1999 · 

The film, The Lost Son, by Chris Menges was given its preview in Paris on April 20, 1999, It is the story of a private detective, Xavier Lombard played by Daniel Auteuil who is is hired by a rich family to find Leon, their son, a photographer and a drug addict. In the course of his investigation he uncovers a pedophile network and the horror of child prostitution.

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