International Coalition for Responsible and Respectful Tourism,
Say No to Child Sex Tourism, Crime Without Borders.
The birth of the International Coalition for Responsible and Respectful Tourism:
With 842 millions arrivals and a 4,5% growth rate, 2006 was another year of record for international tourism. 1 billion tourists are expected in 2010 and 1,6 billion in 2020 . This phenomenon opens new places of freedom and exchange and can foster development and alleviate poverty in many countries. However, new liberties and new profits generate and reinforce selfish behaviors and predatory instincts that can damage the environment and give birth to new types of exploitation such as child sex tourism.
The fight against child sex tourism: a priority at the root of the international coalition
The International Coalition "for Responsible and Respectful Tourism, Say no to Child Sex Tourism, Crime without borders" has its roots in the humanitarian experience of Frédéric Leroy who personally saw the devastation caused by child sex tourism in Cambodia while he was on the field. That is the reason why he created the NGO APSEC (Accueil Prévention Soutien aux Enfants Cambodgiens et Chinois) to help the numerous victims of this practice. Child sex exploitation is a universal and alarming issue which is unfortunately on the rise. Sex tourism is now the third illegal trade at the international level and UNICEF estimates that almost 3 millions of children are victims of this plague.
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Mr. Frederic LEROY
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