Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 

Tourists asked to report Child Sex Overseas


Press Release: ECPAT NZ


Tourists asked to report Child Sex Overseas

ECPAT New Zealand has launched an initiative to try to raise awareness about child sex tourism to New Zealand travellers.

ECPAT New Zealand is an international organisation committed to eliminating child sex tourism, trafficking, child pornography and general exploitation around the world.

"The biggest problem at the moment is that while the child sex industry is booming and many travellers are witnessing the effects, most are unaware that there is something they can do about it," states Jane Foster, co-ordinator of the organisation.

In 2005 ECPAT New Zealand launched a reporting website that witnesses could go to in the event that they might see suspicious behavious towards children overseas or in New Zealand.

The website, www.reportchildsex.com, is a simple communication channel where witnesses can anonymously report on the description of the suspects, places and children involved.
MORE
Page 2
The report is sent directly to the ECPAT NZ office who then proceed to moniter the situation with the appropriate authorities.
"Our initial focus is to get law enforcement and child welfare agencies on the ground to reach the children. Then we can work with them on prosecuting the paedophiles involved."
In 1996 ECPAT NZ successfully lobbied the government and passed legislation which allowed New Zealand travellers to be prosecuted in New Zealand for child exploitation crimes committed overseas. However, no prosecutions have been made to this date.

Due to a lack of research and investigation into the issue there are no reliable statistics for the child sex industry worldwide although most sources heavily state that over a million children are involved.

For more information visit www.ecpat.org.nz.
ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Budget 2022


At base, the political biffo back and forth on the merits of Budget 2022 comes down to only one thing. Who is the better manager of the economy and better steward of social wellbeing – National or Labour? In its own quiet way, the Treasury has buried a fascinating answer to the “who’s best at running an economy during a crisis?” question, at page 57 of the Fiscal Strategy section...
More>>



 
 

Government: Helps Supermarket Shoppers Get A Fair Deal
Urgent Budget night legislation to stop major supermarkets blocking competitors from accessing land for new stores has been introduced today, Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Dr David Clark said... More>>


Budget 2022: A Secure Future In Difficult Times
Budget 2022 will help build a high wage, low emissions economy that provides greater economic security, while providing support to households affected by cost of living pressures... More>>

ALSO:

Budget: Climate Investments Provide Path To Economic Security
The Government is investing in New Zealand’s economic security by ensuring climate change funding moves away from short-term piecemeal responses and towards smart, long-term investment... More>>

ALSO:



National: Jacqui Dean To Retire From Parliament In 2023

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean has announced that she will not be seeking re-election at the 2023 election. “I have advised the President and Leader of the National Party that I have decided not to put my name forward... More>>

Classification Office: Following Decision To Ban Manifesto The Buffalo Mass Shooting Livestream Is Now Banned
The livestream video of yesterday’s mass shooting in the United States has now been banned, Acting Chief Censor Rupert Ablett-Hampson announced this morning. The decision follows on from his decision yesterday to call in and ban the ‘manifesto... More>>

Borders: New Zealand Poised To Welcome International Students Back
New Zealand is fully reopening to international students and the Government is committed to help reinvigorate and strengthen the sector, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said today... More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels