Child sex tourism

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Child sex tourism (CST) is tourism for the purpose of engaging in the prostitution of children, which is commercially facilitated child sexual abuse.wikipedia
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Child prostitution

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Child sex tourism (CST) is tourism for the purpose of engaging in the prostitution of children, which is commercially facilitated child sexual abuse. Child sex tourism, part of the multibillion-dollar global sex tourism industry, is a form of child prostitution within the wider issue of commercial sexual exploitation of children.
Some people travel to foreign countries to engage in child sex tourism.

Sex tourism

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Child sex tourism, part of the multibillion-dollar global sex tourism industry, is a form of child prostitution within the wider issue of commercial sexual exploitation of children.
When the sexual activity involves children, is non-consensual or involves sex trafficking, it is often illegal, both in the destination country and in the individual's home country.

Sexual slavery

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The children who perform as prostitutes in the child sex tourism trade often have been lured or abducted into sexual slavery.
Commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) includes child prostitution (or child sex trafficking), child sex tourism, child pornography, or other forms of transactional sex with children.

Child sexual abuse

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Child sex tourism (CST) is tourism for the purpose of engaging in the prostitution of children, which is commercially facilitated child sexual abuse.
CSEC usually takes the form of child prostitution or child pornography, and is often facilitated by child sex tourism.

Commercial sexual exploitation of children

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Child sex tourism, part of the multibillion-dollar global sex tourism industry, is a form of child prostitution within the wider issue of commercial sexual exploitation of children.
CSEC includes child sex tourism and other forms of transactional sex where a child engages in sexual activities to have key needs fulfilled, such as food, shelter or access to education.

Ages of consent in Asia

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Child sex tourism has also been complicated by varying ages of consent laws where, for example, the age of consent is 13 in Japan while it is 21 in Bahrain (see ages of consent in Asia).
This is the main legal tool used to prosecute foreigners engaging in child sex tourism in Cambodia.

Age of consent

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Child sex tourism has also been complicated by varying ages of consent laws where, for example, the age of consent is 13 in Japan while it is 21 in Bahrain (see ages of consent in Asia).
In the 21st century, concerns about child sex tourism and commercial sexual exploitation of children gained international prominence, and have resulted in legislative changes in several jurisdictions, as well as in the adoption of several international instruments.

Prostitution in Thailand

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Thailand, Cambodia, India, Brazil and Mexico have been identified as leading hotspots of child sexual exploitation.
Child sex tourism is a serious problem in the country.

Terre des hommes

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Offers from 20,000 internet users to pay for webcam sex performances were found in a 10-week investigation conducted from a warehouse in Amsterdam, in the Terre des hommes Dutch action against WCST, using "Sweetie", a 3D computer model.
In 2013, adult offenders from rich countries, willing to pay for watching children from poor countries to perform sexual acts in front of the webcam, i.e. engaging in webcam child sex tourism, were recorded and their identity disclosed.

Tourism

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Child sex tourism (CST) is tourism for the purpose of engaging in the prostitution of children, which is commercially facilitated child sexual abuse.

Child

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The definition of child in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is "every human being below the age of 18 years".

Convention on the Rights of the Child

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The definition of child in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is "every human being below the age of 18 years".

Sexually transmitted infection

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Child sex tourism results in both mental and physical consequences for the exploited children, which may include sexually transmitted infections (including HIV/AIDS), "drug addiction, pregnancy, malnutrition, social ostracism, and possibly death", according to the State Department of the United States.

HIV/AIDS

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Child sex tourism results in both mental and physical consequences for the exploited children, which may include sexually transmitted infections (including HIV/AIDS), "drug addiction, pregnancy, malnutrition, social ostracism, and possibly death", according to the State Department of the United States.

Pedophilia

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Although pedophiles are popularly associated with child sex tourism, they are not the majority of users.

Situational offender

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There are two types of offenders: preferential abusers who specifically prefer children, because they seek to build a relationship with a child or because they perceive the risk of sexually transmitted infections to be lower; and situational users, which are abusers who do not actively seek out children but for whom the actual act is opportunistic.

Poverty

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Child sex tourism has been closely linked to poverty, armed conflicts, rapid industrialization, and exploding population growth.

Latin America

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In Latin America and Southeast Asia, for instance, street children often turn to prostitution as a last resort.

Southeast Asia

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In Latin America and Southeast Asia, for instance, street children often turn to prostitution as a last resort.

Street children

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In Latin America and Southeast Asia, for instance, street children often turn to prostitution as a last resort.

Cambodia

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Thailand, Cambodia, India, Brazil and Mexico have been identified as leading hotspots of child sexual exploitation.

India

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Thailand, Cambodia, India, Brazil and Mexico have been identified as leading hotspots of child sexual exploitation.

Brazil

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Thailand, Cambodia, India, Brazil and Mexico have been identified as leading hotspots of child sexual exploitation.

Mexico

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Thailand, Cambodia, India, Brazil and Mexico have been identified as leading hotspots of child sexual exploitation.

United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Sale and Sexual Exploitation of Children

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In 2012, the [[Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography]] reported : "Countries of origin of international child sex tourists vary depending on the regions, but the demand is usually recognized as coming from the industrialized countries, including the richer countries of Europe, North America, the Russian Federation, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. Australians, for instance, have been identified as the largest group of sex tourists prosecuted in Thailand (31 percent of the total). Of the 146 cases investigated by Action Pour Les Enfants (APLE) in Cambodia between 2003 and April 2012, 32 were American, 24 French and 20 Vietnamese. In the coastal regions of Kenya, for example, 30 percent were residents and 70 percent of the abusers were foreign: Italians (18 percent), Germans (14 percent), Swiss (12 percent), with tourists coming from Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania fifth and sixth on the list.