Every year, the U.S. State Department compiles a global Trafficking in Persons report. The 2020 report emphasizes trends ECPAT International has monitored since the launch of the Global Study on the Sexual Exploitation of Children in Travel and Tourism:
- Children are facing risks of sexual exploitation in the context of travel and tourism
- There is both local and foreign demand to exploit children sexually
- Child sex offenders often groom children online before meeting them
- Children living in orphanages are at risk of exploitation.
In our work to end the sexual exploitation of children in the context of travel and tourism, we’ve been advancing a comprehensive framework where businesses, organizations and governments are actively working together to protect children and end the impunity of offenders. The very center of our work is children’s rights, always guiding our efforts to do more and better.
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