Increase Resources to Combat Child Sex Tourism

  • by: Care2
  • recipient: U.S. Congress
For many children around the world, their early years are far from the safe, supportive environment they require to give them the best possible start in life. As well as the threats from poverty, disease, violence and war, children face commercial exploitation by adults.

More than two million children are enslaved in the global commercial sex trade, and alarmingly US tourists account for quarter of child sex tourists worldwide.

Sexual exploitation is a terrible thing. These children are severely wounded physically and emotionally. Many acquire diseases such as HIV/AIDS, and almost all experience rejection by their families and communities in addition to fear, shame and despair.

Congress passed The Protect Act of 2003 that made it illegal to sexually exploit children overseas. However, this a global problem that cannot be solved by just making it illegal. Without increased resources to support efforts to identify and prosecute perpetrators sex trafficking of children will continue.

Help give children the best possible start in life - ask Congress to increase resources to combat child sex tourism.

Worldwide there are more than two million children enslaved in the global commercial sex trade. And alarmingly, US citizens account for 25% of child sex tourists.

With the passage of The Protect Act of 2003, the U.S. Congress better equipped the Department of Justice and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to prosecute U.S. citizens who sexually exploit children overseas. However, without increased resources to support the efforts of these agencies and the NGOs that they partner with, it will be difficult to identify and prosecute more than just a small percentage of the perpetrators.

Please help give children the protection they need by increasing resources to combat child sex tourism.

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