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Trafficking in Persons Report – Philippines

July 14, 2004 · 


The Philippines is a source, transit, and destination country for persons trafficked for the purposes of sexual exploitation and forced labor. There is internal trafficking from rural to urban metropolitan areas. Filipino women who are trafficked for sexual exploitation to destinations throughout Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe and North America, are often lured abroad with false promises of legitimate employment. The Philippines is a transit point and destination for victims from the People¹s Republic of China (PRC).


"Code of Conduct" on Sex Tourism

May 30, 2004 · 

Striking a blow against the sex tourism industry that entraps tens of thousands of children, UNICEF on May 12, 2004 joined the World Tourism Organization (WTO) and the international advocacy group ECPAT (End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and the Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes) in launching a new “Code of Conduct” for the North American travel industry. The code is designed to protect children from commercial sexual exploitation.


Hawaii: Legislation to End Sex Tourism and Hold Sex Tour Operators Accountable

March 2, 2004 · 

Every May and November, Melvin Hamaguchi of Video Travel in Honolulu, Hawaii, leads sex tourists on his Ultimate Asian Sex Tour to Thailand, which he describes as “The Sex Capital Of The World!!” Mr. Hamaguchi provides customers with single occupancy rooms to “enjoy the sexual pleasures with the girl or girls of your choice….” He […]


Sex Tourism: Big Apple Oriental Tour Operators Indicted for Promoting Prostitution

March 1, 2004 · 

On 27 February 2004, following a year-long investigation by the New York State Attorney General, Norman Barabash and Douglas Allen, the owner/operators of Big Apple Oriental Tours were indicted by a grand jury for promoting prostitution, in violation of Section 230.25 of the Penal Law of the State of New York. This indictment, the culmination […]


Child Sexual Exploitation and the Internet (September 2003)

September 7, 2003 ·  By Childwise, ECPAT


A Perth man has recently been charged with molesting three girls he met in a webs chat room. Police allege that the 31 year old man met the three girls aged 14 and 15 via a chat room in February this year and later asked them to come to his home.


Philippines- a main source of human trafficking

September 3, 2003 · 

The United States has identified the Philippines as a main source and transit of human trafficking for labour and sexual exploitation. According to the US State Department’s Trafficking In Persons Report the Philippines was a source, transit and to a lesser extent destination country for persons trafficked for labour and sexual exploitation. The report cited […]


Briefing Highlights Needs Of Child Trafficking Victims

November 3, 2002 · 

ECPAT-USA recently held a very successful briefing in support of the launch of our new report, International Trafficking of Children to New York City for Sexual Purposes.  Presentations by representatives from UNICEF, the FBI, the Garbriella Network and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops were followed by a discussion about the unmet needs of trafficked […]


Ensuring Global Justice For Children Beyond Borders

November 2, 2002 · 

In August 1996 Canadian government delegates and representatives from non-governmental organizations (NGO) were invited to participate in the first World Congress against Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in Stockholm, Sweden. Canadian participants went into the conference with the belief that it was Canadian offenders committing acts against foreign children who should be of concern. What […]


Raising Awareness About Sex Tourism In Mexico

November 1, 2002 · 

An estimated 16,000 child prostitutes are found in Mexican tourist destinations and border cities. In response, in September, a vigil was held on the Mexico-U.S. border in Nogales, Arizona, organized by Arizonans for the Protection of Children, a member group of the U.S. Campaign Against the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children. ECPAT-USA co-sponsored the event […]



August 12, 2002 · 

Rome — Italy is a main gateway into Europe for children sold into sex slavery, lured from poverty into a trade worth US $7 billion a year world-wide, delegates at a conference on child trafficking were told. Each year some 6,000 children aged between 12 and 16 are victims of child trafficking, according to a […]

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