ECPAT has released a new report that says outdated laws and weak legal enforcement are increasing the risk of the sexual exploitation of children across Southeast Asia. Underlying these risk factors is a weak legal infrastructure in many Southeast Asian countries, which is allowing offenders to act with impunity. And it is not just foreigners who are to blame, perpetrators today are largely from the region. According to the new study, whilst traditional tourism destinations such as Thailand and the Philippines continue to pose a threat to children, due to cheap travel and accommodation options, other countries such as Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar and Viet Nam have become popular hotpots for child sex offenders. The report also highlights the increasing danger posed by expanding access to the Internet, which it says is imperiling children and placing them at greater risk of abuse and exploitation.
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Human trafficking in Southeast Asia - Wikipedia
Whilst Southeast Asia detrimentally underestimates the issue, there are a significant. The causes as discussed in chapter two only briefly provided examples of the complex regional issues emerging in Southeast Asia. Chapter three will discuss and explore the range of measures undertaken and the focus of multiple agencies in their attempts at dealing with varying implications with different priorities across Southeast Asia. The implications regardless of the end means, is a flagrant violation of human rights. With global attention on Southeast Asia and. Human trafficking is an important problem in world politics that is not currently receiving the attention that it should. This is a terrible practice that involves the exploitation of workers, violation of human rights, and the encroachment onto the body when human trafficking turns sexual.
Sex Trafficking in Southeast Asia
Hanoi, the Vietnamese capital. Nguyen Huy Kham. Seventy percent of trafficking victims in Vietnam are women and girls, with the bulk sent to China as brides, sex workers or factory workers, while others are forced into sex work or marriage in Malaysia, or into brothels in Cambodia, said Mimi Vu of the Pacific Links Foundation.
Last month, Equality Now joined participants from 23 countries for four days at the Asia Region Anti-Trafficking conference in Bangkok to share ideas, build relationships, and strengthen efforts to end human trafficking. Last month in Bangkok, Equality Now joined participants from 23 countries to discuss current regional trends and challenges and what that means for our future work , share best practices, and find points of synergy for collaborative action. Equality Now examined how our legal advocacy work intersects with direct services, research and fundraising, and community building to protect women and girls from sex trafficking and sexual exploitation over the course of four action-packed days. Topics of discussion included: organizational and staff development at NGOs exploring challenges in monitoring and evaluation, staff well-being, working across diverse stakeholders , different forms of trafficking in the region labor, sex, child, internal, international, online, etc.