Children sex tourism cambodia

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Child sexual exploitation provides a particularly clear view into wider trends of sex crimes taking place in Thailand today. However, despite the progress made by the Thai authorities, there is much room for improvement, particularly in terms of enforcement and prosecution. Thai authorities have successfully adopted a two pronged approach to sexual crimes: establishing a strict legal framework tackling various elements of sex crimes (trafficking, prostitution, sex with minors to name but a few); and cooperating with local communities and civil society groups to identify and protect victims.

So you can’t blame a local for selling those penises in order to put food on the table.

This embarrassing byproduct of tourism was present everywhere I turned.

Even the housekeeper in the hotel I stayed at pushed around a cart full of cleaning products that had a big sticker on it that read, “ t-shirt for you, cheap price! That’s the problem when tourism goes so terribly wrong.

The point is, while in Kuta, I felt absolutely ashamed to be a traveler.

Ashamed is not even strong enough a word to describe what went through my head as I watched inebriated tourists bark out their demands for yet another bottle of Bintang beer while engaging in lewd conduct that simply has no place at all on Bali.

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