Traveljunkieindonesia.com – Unfortunately, Indonesia has become a destination for foreigners seeking to sexually exploit local children. A range of socio-economic factors render many children and young people vulnerable to such abuse and some individuals prey upon this vulnerability.
The sexual abuse and exploitation of children has serious, life-long and even life-threatening consequences for the victims. Strong laws exist in Indonesia to prosecute offenders and many countries also have extraterritorial legislation which allows nationals to be prosecuted in their own country for these intolerable crimes.
Travel Junkies can help stop child-sex tourism by reporting suspicious behaviour. In Bali, call the Women and Children Care Unit of the Bali police. Elsewhere in Indonesia, reports can be made to the Anti-Human Trafficking Unit of the Indonesian police. If you know the nationality of the individual, you can contact their embassy directly.
For more information, visit ecpat.org and childwise.net.
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