In conjunction with Child protection week The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), ECPAT International and other stakeholders came together with an Africa conference on Child protection in Travel and tourism. Our organisational manager at Childline KZN (Adeshini Naicker) was ever so lucky to be chosen to attend this conference.
This event that took place inquired into actions for the implementation of the Recommendations of the Global Study on Sexual Exploitation of Children in Travel and Tourism (SECTT). There are five various intervention areas that the recommendations fall under:
- Awareness raising
- Ending impunity
- Access to justice and care
All of the above is in relation to the child protection and sustainable tourism. This was conducted by an extreme level of people and accurate studies was obtained from every region as well as seven countries, these were not the only inputs for the event it was also the experts and children that contributed and played an important role. This event was to ensure that this crime needs to be eradicated from the society, everyone needs to play a role and take part in order to protect children from being sexually exploited in travel and tourism sectors.
The objectives of this conference were to enlighten each individual about the exploitation of children in these known sectors, there were many discourses that from inspirational people who are experts in the field of sexual exploitation.