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sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism in Asia, Project WATCH

World Tourism Day 2015: Sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism in Asia

General

Every year, Terre des Hommes Netherlands removes hundreds of children from exploitative and oppressive situations. Many of these are children in Asia that fall victim to child trafficking and sexual exploitation. A growing number of children in Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Nepal, the Philippines and Thailand end up in prostitution and behind the webcam.

In Nepal is een Deense kindersekstoerist tot negen jaar gevangenisstraf veroordeeld voor kindermisbruik. De man was in Denemarken al eerder veroordeeld voor kindermisbruik. Na zijn vrijlating reisde hij naar Nepal waar hij jarenlang als kinderdarts kon werken.

Project WATCH: Danish child sex tourist sentenced to imprisonment in Nepal

Nepal

In Nepal a Danish sex offender is sentenced to nine years imprisonment. It was not his first conviction. In 2003 the man was released from three years in prison in Denmark. After his release he travelled to Nepal where he worked as a pediatrician for years.

 

In Engeland is opnieuw een kindermisbruiker veroordeeld als gevolg van de ‘Sweetie’ campagne uit 2013. Het is de tweede veroordeling in Engeland en de zesde veroordeling wereldwijd. De man is veroordeeld tot 28 maanden celstraf. Hij kan nog in beroep gaan tegen de veroordeling.

Another 'Sweetie' conviction in the UK

General

A second online child abuser is convicted thanks to the ‘Sweetie’ 2013 campaign. It is the sixth conviction wordwide. The man is sentenced to prison for 28 months. He will appeal against the sentence. 

Terre des Hommes Netherlands led the formation of an alliance to combat webcam child sex tourism in the Philippines.

Organisations partner to combat webcam child sex in Philippines

Philippines

Terre des Hommes Netherlands led the formation of an alliance to combat webcam child sex tourism in the Philippines. 

Sweetie veroordeling terre des hommes stop webcamseks met kinderen

English teacher sentenced thanks to 'Sweetie'

General

In England too, a child abuser has been convicted as a result of the 'Sweetie' campaign in 2013. The man worked as a primary school teacher and his online child abuse was discovered while he was chatting with the virtual girl that helped Terre des Hommes detect a thousand perpetrators of webcam child sex.

Sweetie veroordeling

Another Danish national sentenced thanks to 'Sweetie'

Cambodia

Again, a child abuser has been convicted in Denmark as a result of the 'Sweetie' campaign in 2013. The man, a former policeman, was caught because he was chatting with the virtual girl that helped Terre des Hommes detect a thousand perpetrators of webcam child sex. He was sentenced to sixty days in prison.

Toenemend risico op uitbuiting vluchtkinderen Libanon

Increasing risk of exploitation child refugees in Lebanon

Lebanon
Syria

Syrian child refugees in Lebanon run an increasing risk of becoming target of exploitation, children's charity organisation Terre des Hommes reports. Life for refugees from Syria in the neighboring countries is becoming heavier by the day. World Refugee Day is the start of a Terre des Hommes campaign to draw more attention to child refugees.

Kinderarbeid garnalenindustrie Thailand

Children's hands peeling shrimps for European market

Thailand

In the Thai shrimp industry, children are exploited on a large scale. The children work in factories, where they make long days for little money with peeling and sorting of shrimps, as research shows that children's aid organisation Terre des Hommes will present on World Day Against Child Labour. A significant part of the production is destined for consumption in the European Union.

Sweetie veroordeling in België Terre des Hommes webcamseks met kinderen

First conviction for child abuse in Belgium thanks to ‘Sweetie’

General

For the first time, a Belgian citizen has been convicted for webcam sex with children thanks to the virtual girl Sweetie. The Belgian police was able to identify and arrest a 22-year-old child abuser because he had been chatting with the virtual girl who had been created by Terre des Hommes in 2013.