We tackle child sex tourism and online sexual abuse of children in Bangladesh, Cambodia, the Philippines, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand, using the following methods:
We organise awareness campaigns to inform Asian people about the dangers their children can be faced with. We also teach children how to safely use the internet and we contact companies in the travel and tourism industry, so we can prevent child sex tourism and online abuse together.
Children that are victim to online sexual abuse and child sex tourism receive, among other things, medical and psychological care, shelter and legal aid. We also make sure they can return to their families or communities, go back to school, or receive vocational training. Families are given the chance to increase their income, so their children no longer have to make money via the webcam or through sex with tourists.
Promotion and lobby
We cooperate with governments to make sure they put tackling child sex tourism and online sexual abuse high on their political agendas. We also lobby within international organisations of Asian countries, such as ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) and SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) to encourage them to tackle these problems together.
Also internet and telephone providers are among our partners, as well as banks (they can track perpetrators through financial transactions), hospitality businesses, hotels and travel agents. We help countries drafting laws that make the possession of child pornography punishable, excluding Thailand and the Philippines, as they already have these laws in place, and cooperate with media, celebrities and companies to influence public opinion, community leaders and governments.
We offer legal aid to victims of child sex abuse and online sexual abuse. We train police staff, judges and district attorneys to treat victims in a child-friendly manner. We also cooperate with communities and support groups for children that collect information about suspected sexual abuse.