Sexual exploitation and Violence

Every year, violence affects more than 1 billion children, in every country and every community. It robs them of their dignity, their rights, their potential, their future. Violence against children includes all forms of physical, sexual and mental violence; neglect or negligent treatment; maltreatment or exploitation; harm or abuse, including commercial sexual exploitation, trafficking and child labour.

In a rapidly connected world of information communication, technology and internet, perpetrators use this industry infrastructure to victimize children. Remote parts of the planet are now within reach due to cheaper and easier travel, proliferation of forms of travel and tourism and new dimension of travel- online bookings, voluntourism, peer to peer accommodation arrangements. Offenders’ opportunities and venues have drastically increased, and more children are victims or at risk. Business needs to respond to these threats with increased due diligence.

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