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1 A collective NO to child sex tourism Greet Koster Barbara Féres Royal Netherlands Marechaussee Plan Netherlands Law Enforcement Advisor Manager Institutional CSI - Board of Directors and Corporate Part. Initiatives to address the problem 34 th Annual Crime Stoppers International Conference Barbados, September 30, 2013

2 A collective NO to child sex tourism

3 Content Purpose: - raising awareness - enlarging knowledge - stimulation for global campaigning - emphasise need for collectivity Explanation National campaigns Multi-stakeholder approach Heading to the future Recent developments Collective ambition

4 Who we are…

5 Child sex tourism? Sexual exploitation of children (< 18) by men or women travelling abroad, often from a richer country to less developed countries Child sex tourism is a crime punishable by law in the country where the exploitation (abuse) takes place and in many native countries

6 Facts Worldwide, large scale Out of sight of justice and law enforcement Directly related to human trafficking

7 Problems Invisible, twilight zone No intelligence, hard to trace Scattered initiatives to address the issue

8 1 st campaign January 2010 “Stop the silence!” Focus: Awareness

9 Where: Schiphol Amsterdam Airport Focus: Thailand and Brazil Period: one year Results: – increase willingness to report – 67 reports (400% increase) – National follow-up campaign 1st Campaign January 2010

10 Recommendations Target group = an ally -> civil participation Quality of reports requires improvement Invest in recognising signals CST Need for multi-stakeholder approach Government, Travel Industry, NGO’s and Crime Stoppers

11 Multi stakeholder approach

12 2nd Campaign October 2012 – January 2013 “Stop the silence!” Focus: Awareness and quality of reports

13 Where: 3 National airports Focus : worldwide Period: 3 months Results: – 27 reports – 2 cases handed over to foreign law enforcement – 1 criminal investigation in the Netherlands (on going concern ) 2nd Campaign October 2012

14 Added value Spin-off: – Huge media exposure News on national and local television/radio Printed media attention – Massive dissemination of flyers Through travel industry/NGO’s newsletters (Plan ) Through destination booklets (40.000)

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16 Heading to the future Yearly campaigning on national airports EU Airpol participation? European campaign ‘Don’t look away!’ Mega events national & international

17 Recent developments High on Dutch political agenda: - Multi annual actionplan 1. prevention 2. investigation & prosecution 3. (inter)national public & private cooperation - Interpol Specialist Group on Crimes Against Children - Interpol project NONANONYMITY - SOMEC project UK Recent reports: National Reporter and NGO Terre des Hommes

18 Collective Ambition Global expansion of multi-stakeholder campaigns (on airports) addressing CST Global CS interference Stimulate intervention programs at destinations aligned Set up agenda for collective global action!

19 Thank you Please join our workshop later today Focussing on challenges and the collective ambition Notice that your input is very valuable! Please join us campaigning! Greet Koster


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