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.

  • Gambia:  Manual On Child Sex Tourism Launched

    The Daily Observer, 6 October 2011

    The Gambia Tourism Board [GTB] Wednesday officially launched the Gambia Tourism Board training manual on child sex tourism at the Baobab Hotel. The launching came following the ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Fight Against Child Sex Tourism Needs a Boost

    PlusNews, 28 April 2011

    When police in Kenya's coastal tourist city of Mombasa conduct night raids, it is not unusual for a large number of sex workers arrested to be under 18. read more »

  • Kenya:  Supkem Slams Balala Over Sex Trade

    The Star, 26 April 2011

    COAST leaders have dismissed Tourism minister Najib Balala's claim that he is committed to fighting prostitution at the Coast. The leaders had last week accused him of condoning ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Child Prostitution Irks Leaders

    The Star, 20 April 2011

    Leaders from the Coast have raised concern over growing child sex tourism in the region. They expressed anger over the government's inability to weed out the vice. The leaders ... read more »

  • Madagascar:  Fighting a Rising Tide of Sex Tourism

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 26 November 2010

    Community-based resistance to sex tourism on Nosy Be, an island off the northwest coast of Madagascar and its busiest resort, is holding the line against child sex work, but the ... read more »

  • South Africa:  UN Lauds South African Travel Industry's Signing of Code Denouncing Sex Tourism

    UN News Service, 9 June 2010

    South Africa's travel and hotel industries have signed a code of conduct designed to protect children against sex tourism, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said today, ... read more »

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 »