Global Study on Sexual Exploitation of Children in Travel and Tourism

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In an increasingly interconnected world, the sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism (SECTT) has expanded across the globe and out-paced national and international efforts to address it. No region is untouched by this crime and no country is immune. The impact on each individual child cannot be over-stated. For survivors, the legacy can include severe and life-long physical and psychological damage. SECTT also fractures families and local cultures, and undermines the future prospects of entire communities.

The Global Study on Sexual Exploitation of Children in Travel and Tourism, launched in May 2016, is an initiative of ECPAT International and 67 contributing partners. The Study is based on evidence and data from nine regional desk reviews, 15 country-specific research studies, 42 expert papers and numerous consultations with key stakeholders and children. Through approximately 2,500 pages of research, the Study reviews emerging trends and explores possible solutions to end SECTT.

The Global Study can be accessed at www.globalstudysectt.org

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