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Title : Protecting Children from Sexual Exploitation in Tourism: An ECPAT Training Resource Kit
Abstract :ECPAT’s new training resource kit aims to inspire and consolidate partnerships between the private sector, civil-society organisations and other relevant stakeholders with the purpose of combating child-sex tourism (CST). This flexible and adaptable guide includes individual training sessions that can be adjusted by trainers to customise any capacity-building intervention to a variety of audiences (ranging from tourism professionals to other trainers such as NGO staff). available in : Slides(English) | Toolkit(English) | Slides(Spanish) | Toolkit(Spanish)
Title : The Code Brochure
Title : Combating Child Sex Toursim: FAQs
Title : Code of Conduct Summary
Title : Using Communication Media as a Tool for Campaigning (Air-France In-Flight VDO)
Title : Creating a Database as a Tool for Campaigning - Casa Allianza
It is important to adopt measures against the sexual exploitation of children but it is also important to evaluate the impact of those measures in order to improve the protection. Regarding legislation, it is interesting to consider how many laws have been passed, and compare the level of protection, the applicability etc. Besides, it is essential to know if the laws are correctly enforced, as it is one of the major problems and a fundamental reason for child sex tourism. Offenders flee countries with harsh penalties to take advantage of the gaps in the law enforcement process in others.
The compilation of information on arrests and convictions of sexual offenders against children at national, regional and international level, is a good method of evaluating the efficiency of the measures conducted to stop the demand side (the offenders) of the problem. Publicizing these progress indicators will help deter potential abusers from committing such crimes by making them consider the risks of being caught and punished.
A database should be created to:
- Prevent child sex tourists from traveling to abuse children. When a person has previous criminal convictions in one country for sex crimes against children, the national authorities of other countries might need to know about it.
- Facilitate the exchange of information between various authorities and local police in sending and receiving countries.
- Sensitize the public in receiving countries about sexual abuse of children, not only by locals as well as foreigners, to raise awareness of people towards the protection of their children and to show that laws to protect children exist and are enforced; in sending countries to make the general public realize that their peers are also sex tourists abusing children (it could be your child, it could be an acquaintance!) and that extraterritorial laws exist and are also enforced back in the country of origin.
- Have reliable data on countries which are enforcing their existing laws and promote better enforcement in others.
This guideline should help any organisation to develop a databank as a tool to safeguard children.available in : English | French | Spanish