Human Trafficking and the Tourism Industry

Human Trafficking and the Tourism Industry

Human Trafficking and the Tourism Industry

Regional Public Organization — “Stellit”
Stellit is scientific-based and research organization that works in the following areas:

  • Social researches (children in orphanages, child well-being, commercial sexual exploitation of children).
  • Prevention programs for youth (especially for orphanageleavers) on the issues of healthy lifestyle, alcohol and drug use prevention and other forms of risky behavior.
  • Providing trainings for stakeholders (specialists of governmental institutions, NGOs and private companies).

ECPAT International

  • ECPAT (End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes) is an international network of civil society organizations.
  • The main goal: to end the sexual exploitation of children around the world by informing travellers, tourism stakeholders, media and the general public on this crime and its consequences.
  • ECPAT has 97 members in 88 countries.


  • Child means every human being below the age of eighteen years unless under the law applicable to the child, majority is attained earlier. (Convention on the rights of the child)
  • Child trafficking is the recruitment and/or transport transfer, harbouring, and receipt of a child by others with the intent of exploiting the child through various means, like prostitution, begging, child labour, etc.
  • Sexual abuse and exploitation of children includes:
    • The inducement or coercion of a child to engage in any unlawful or psychologically harmful sexual activity;
    • The use of children in commercial sexual exploitation;
    • The use of children in audio or visual images of child sexual abuse;
    • Child prostitution, sexual slavery, sexual exploitation in travel and tourism, trafficking (within and between countries) and sale of children for sexual purposes and forced marriage.(CRC Committee, General Comment No. 13)
  • Sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism – acts of sexual exploitation embedded in a context of travel, tourism, or both.

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