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;
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
Offenders are changing their behaviour
More time exposed
The most vulnerable are more vulnerable
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.
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