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A Situational Analysis of Child Sex Tourism in India (Agra, Delhi, Jaipur)

Document number
1413
Date
2003
Title
A Situational Analysis of Child Sex Tourism in India (Agra, Delhi, Jaipur)
Author/publisher
ECPAT International, Sanlaap
Availability
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Document type(s)
Meeting Documentation/Conference Reports,
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
In the year 2001, due to various factors and events around the world, there was a 0.6%decline in tourism. It is interesting to note that Asia as a whole recorded a 3.5% increasein tourism, with tourism increasing from 77.4 million in 2000 to 80% million in 2001. Alarge amount of the exchequer’s money is being pumped into tourism. But few jobs arebeing generated by the tourism industry and people are being displaced from theirtraditional occupation. If it can be seen in social context, when the economy has beengeared towards tourism, everything related to tourism industry tries to satisfy the touristto get a huge profit.All of these factors push the people of those localities in a socially and economicallyvulnerable situation where the women and children are most affected.The increased development of dysfunctional families and the demand of sex tourists forchildren sometimes force them to enter into prostitution, which is a severe form of sexualabuse and assault. This report 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 Northern India.
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