Turning the Tide on Child Sex Tourism in Africa


Sexual exploitation of children is often related to high poverty levels and growing inequality, however governments are adopting strategies to help stamp out the scourge.

South Africa signed the Tourism Child Protection Code of Conduct.

Madagascar: Holding the line against child sex work.

Namibia: Child sex tourism is a form of child prostitution.

  • Gambia:  Workshop On Child Sex Tourism

    FOROYAA Newspaper, 11 November 2009

    The Child Protection Alliance in collaboration with ECPAT Netherlands on Thursday conducted a two day training workshop for stakeholders from the tourism sector at the Baobab... read more »

  • Gambia:  Sex Tourists Exploiting Children

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 30 October 2008

    Child protection experts say sexual exploitation of children by tourists is on the increase in The Gambia, despite national laws against it.read more »

  • Madagascar:  No Welcome for Sex Tourism

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 7 October 2008

    The warning posters start at the airport in the capital, Antananarivo, informing visitors that Madagascar says "NO to sex tourism" and "Malagasy women are not tourist souvenirs".read more »

  • Kenya:  Child Sex Tourism A Cancer

    The East African Standard, 24 March 2007

    The 35th IAAF World Cross Country Championships takes place in Mombasa on Saturday and President Mwai Kibaki is expected to flag off the event.read more »

  • Kenya:  Muslims Condemn Child Sex Tourism

    The East African Standard, 23 December 2006

    The Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims wants religious leaders to be involved in the war against child sexual exploitation at the Coast.read more »

  • Kenya:  Unicef Report Alleges Child Sex Tourism

    The East African Standard, 19 December 2006

    At least 1,500 children engage in sex tourism daily along the Kenyan coast. This is according to a damning new report released by the United Nations Children's Education Fund... read more »