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The map of shame

September 21st, 2020

Sexual exploitation of children has not stopped with the closure of borders and travel restrictions caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. Travelling child sex offenders are not only foreigners, they are also local perpetrators, including long term residents;

The map of shame

Threats to Child Safety during Corona times

No child should have to worry about his or her safety and welfare. Unfortunately, Tourism puts millions of children around the world at risk for violence, abuse, and exploitation.

There are several threats to the safety of children, most of which are interconnected. Read on to learn about these specific issues.

Less money, less safety
Read how sexual abuse through tourism has an effect on our communities
Offenders are changing their behaviour
More time exposed
The most vulnerable are more vulnerable

The map of shame

In the Netherlands, in Africa or in Asia, Travel and Tourism is affecting children's safety and exposing them to abuse and exploitation.

Terre des Hommes Netherlands launches 'The map of shame', a collection of stories, interviews, videos and reports from children, communities and professionals fighting to defeat child exploitation.

How tourism is affecting children's rights?

September 4th, 2020

Lorelyn’s Fight Against Online Exploitation

Lorelyn Arejola is a Project Officer and a Social Worker at Terre des Hommes Netherlands in Cebu, Philippines.…

April 2nd, 2019

In the media: fighting sexual exploitation at the Kenyan coast

Poverty remains the major push factor for children to engage in child sexual exploitation at the Kenyan coast.…

July 28th, 2020

“Sexual abuse through tourism has an effect on our communities”

Chantha Chum. Project Officer WATCH Cambodia

September 22nd, 2020

Coming soon: Nambwa FM, the movie based on real life experiences from girls in Kenya

Pendo, an immensely popular radio presenter at a radio station in Kwale County (Kenya), is the voice of the gi…

June 18th, 2020

Eka’s Work to Help Child Victims of Sexual Exploitation

Retno Ekaresti Permatasari or “Eka” is a social worker from Yayasan Embun Pelangi (YEP), Terre des Hommes Neth…

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