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A Situational Analysis of Child Sex Tourism in India (Kerala and Goa)

Document number
1412
Date
2003
Title
A Situational Analysis of Child Sex Tourism in India (Kerala and Goa)
Author/publisher
ECPAT International, Equations
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Document type(s)
Research/Study/Analysis,
Keywords
Corporate social responsibility, Multi-stakeholder partnerships: Missing children, Internal trafficking, Forced labour, Identification, Domestic servitude, Sexual exploitation, Private fostering, Forced marriage, Best Interests Principle, Child Victims of Trafficking, Separated Migrant Children, Unaccompanied minors, Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), Child protection systems, Child Trafficking, Child Prostitution, Child Pornography,
Summary
There is sufficient evidence as gathered fromorganizations working with children, and from government to demonstrate that there isextensive exploitation of children in India. The evidence suggests an existence ofsystematic and organised patterns in child exploitation.Invariably the studies pertaining to India have highlighted the factors like poverty,unemployment and mass illiteracy as "push" factors, forcing children to a vulnerablesituation of exploitation.The recognition of the child sex tourism is a recent phenomenon in India. The present study aims at developing integrated interventionist strategies with clearroles and responsibilities of each stakeholder in combating child sex tourism in thetourist areas under research. It is one of 4 studies on child sex tourism in South Asia undertaken by ECPAT International. Objectives of the study were to gather information on the nature, scope and manifestations of child sex tourism in Southern India.
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