CSAAM 2012 Tweets | April 11

  • Child Protection – Message from Tulir http://wp.me/p1pP52-f8
  • Today the topic we will tweet on is – Paedophilia and tourism. Please add to the discussion and thanks in advance for RT’s. #CSAAM
  • The cruelest form of modern child abuse Pedophilia, child sexual abuse, still goes unrecognized by law. #CSAAM
  • The modern tourism industry, which promotes this gruesome act, is not scrutinized for the role it plays. #CSAAM
  • National Women’s Commission has found that Bangalore is one of the five major cities, which supplies 80% of child prostitutes in the country
  • Based upon this finding,the Karnataka State Commission for Women tried to investigate it further and stumbled upon a major smuggling gang
  • Whereby girls from impoverished rural families were lured to Goa and pushed into the flesh trade
  • The coastal areas in Calangute, Candolin and Baga in Goa have been converted into a pedophiles’ paradise. #CSAAM
  • Kovalam in Kerala, Mahabalipuram in Tamilnadu are also following in the same footsteps. #CSAAM
  • The issue of Pedophilia gained prominence in India only after the arrest of Freddy Peats in 1991. #CSAAM
  • He was charged with forcing boys into homosexual activities and for possessing drugs and pornographic material. #CSAAM
  • Investigations revealed that Peats operated a pedophile den where boys 6-16 years old were forced into prostitution catering to German tourists.
  • Role of Family, Educational Institutions, Local Governance &Media in tourist areas where children are vulnerable to abuse cannot be ignored
  • It’s important for parents and elders to be sufficiently sensitized to understand the problem and act accordingly with sympathy & compassion.
  • Teachers and Educational Institutions should be sensitized and equipped to handle the problem. #CSAAM
  • Educational institutions should create a friendly atmosphere for students to feel free to speak of any aberrant behavior they experience
  • The platform to tackle the issue of Child Prostitution effectively starts at the Panchayats, Municipalities and Corporations. #CSAAM
  • Campaigns are needed to mobilize local people to fight against this evil of the Tourism Industry. #CSAAM
  • Media should not shrug away from its responsibility of providing a platform for advocacy. #CSAAM
  • While media, NGO’s, Panchayats, Schools, Colleges and the Government are playerr, the issue will not be resolved till the people take it on.
  • CSAAM-2012: Some Thoughts by Aneela Z http://wp.me/p1pP52-ku
  • Continuing on the topic: Some Myths around Child Sex Tourism – A phenomenon that is sporadic,mostly limited to Goa & Kerala. #CSAAM
  • Another myth is that child sexual abuse and tourism is linked only to a small section of foreign tourists. #CSAAM
  • The reality-these states have reported large number of cases- Kerala, Goa, Delhi, UP, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Orissa, AP, Pondicherry, Karnataka
  • A large number of domestic tourists have been found indulging in Child Sexual Abuse. Also, evidence of male child abuse is rampant. #CSAAM
  • According to EQS Survey 2008- Children between 8 and 18 from very poor families abused at young age and forced into full time prostitution.
  • Likely places for Pedophile related to tourism – on the beach, in seedy bars, lodges, rooms on hire, massage parlours, desolate places#CSAAM
  • Weak Laws + lax implementation is one of the primary reasons why Child Sexual abuse is so rampant in the tourism industry #CSAAM
  • Also, Very poor records of convictions –crimes against children are treated as minor crimes. #CSAAM
  • And because of no extradition or extraterritorial laws offenders escape with impunity #CSAAM
  • Several Govts have taken commendable steps to combat Child Sex Tourism like French, Brazil, Italy, Philippines, Cambodia and Japan. #CSAAM
  • Keeping our children safe part 2 – doing something about it! – by The Alternative http://wp.me/p1pP52-kI
  • CSA In The News – April 11 http://wp.me/p1pP52-kz

 

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