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2013 05 18 safe host conference visz hungary_eng


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Sexual tourism against minors is a world plague that encompasses mainly the south east Asian region, Latin America, Africa and eastern Europe. Western countries are those which register the biggest outgoing fluxes. Sexual tourists abuse of the common channels and networks of tourism to reach their victims. Companies and workers in the sector may play an important role in the prevention and struggle against this practice. To be able to do this, they must learn how to identify and prevent it, they need to possess the knowledge and skills to identify it and have the tools to actively prevent those who exploit and those that make use of this practice from making use of tourist services to reach their victims. To Favor the establishment of a permanent social dialogue platform for tourism, encouraging the exchange and synergies between social parts throughout the whole supply chain, starting from the exchange of actions for the fight against child exploitation in the tourism sector, and the adoption of Directive 2011/92/EU. Analyze the ways in which services and tourism channels are used for illegal aims and identify changes linked with use of information and communication technologies. Evaluate good practices that social parts, individually or jointly, have enacted to prevent and fight against this phenomenon. Equip the tourism industry with innovative and practical tools for the struggle against child sexual exploitation throughout the whole supply chain.
Il turismo sessuale a danno dei minori è una piaga mondiale che attanaglia in modo particolare Sud-est asiatico, America Latina, Africa ed Europa orientale. I paesi occidentali sono quelli da cui si registrano i maggiori flussi in partenza. I turisti sessuali abusano dei canali e delle reti del turismo per raggiungere le loro vittime. Imprese e lavoratori del settore possono giocare un ruolo prezioso per prevenire e contrastare il fenomeno. Per farlo essi devono imparare a riconoscerlo e a prevenirlo, devono cioè avere le conoscenze e le competenze per identificarlo ed essere dotati di strumenti concreti per impedire a sfruttatori e clienti di utilizzare i servizi turistici per raggiungere le loro vittime. Favorire l’istituzione del tavolo di dialogo sociale europeo del turismo incoraggiando gli scambi e le sinergie tra gli attori sociali di tutta la filiera, a partire dalla condivisione di azioni per la lotta allo sfruttamento sessuale dei minori nel turismo e l’attuazione della Direttiva 2011/92/UE sul tema.Analizzare le modalità con cui i servizi e i canali del turismo vengono utilizzati per scopi impropri e identificare i cambiamenti legati all’uso delle tecnologie di informazione e comunicazione Censire le buone pratiche che le parti sociali individualmente o collegialmente hanno messo in campo per prevenire e contrastare il fenomeno. Dotare l’industria del turismo di strumenti innovativi e pratici per il contrasto allo sfruttamento sessuale dei minori lungo tutta la filiera

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2013 05 18 safe host conference visz hungary_eng

  1. 1. SAFE HOST projectHungary & ChildrenFlorence18-19. May, 2013
  2. 2. Legal Background• Hungary is a member of UN Child LawConvention since 1991• Act LXVI. Of 1991 has paragraph againstchildren sexual exploitation• Constitution• Family Act• Child Protection Act
  3. 3. Legal Background• Act on Criminal Code– 175/b.§ Against the human trafficking– 205.§ Sexual Exploitations– 195/A.§ Abusing of pornograph pictures,videos• Hungary joined to the Cybercrime in 2001.• Civil Code CXXX.: EU Legal Aid adopted in2003• Ministry of Human Resources →– Minister of State for Social, Family and YouthAffairs
  4. 4. Civil Code 191.§• There is a system of mandatory reporting inHungary, and anyone who fails to report a caseof child sexual exploitation that he knows aboutcommits a crime but this is not known amongthose obliged to do it.• Anyone responsible for children is obliged toturn to the penal system, and the fact that thepenal system is in need of serious improvementitself is no excuse for not taking legal steps whena child becomes a victim of a criminal activity
  5. 5. NGOs• „Kék vonal” → Blue line for children whosuffered from sexual exploitation since1993• „NANE” → Women for Women TogetherAgainst Violence. This NGO operates ahelpline since 1994, primarily for womenin need. Their aim is to provide thesewomen with and/or to connect them topsychological and legal support
  6. 6. NGOs• IOM - International Office for Migration.Amongst many of their activitiesperformed in the country one priority areafor IOM has been the informationcampaign to combat trafficking in womenand forced prostitution. Their preparatorydata collection proved that the mostendangered age group is 14-18 year oldgirls, especially teenage girls in public care
  7. 7. NGOs• Office for the Protection of the Rights ofWomen and Children. This office,operating since 1997, provides free legalassistance and advocacy for women inneed.• Eszter Foundation. One of the earliestNGOs starting to work in this field theEszter Foundation has been providingcomplex therapeutic assistance foreveryone who has ever suffered any kindof sexual exploitation since 1990.
  8. 8. In tourism• Fortunately this is not a relevant problemnow because there are not cases in• The main problem is being a transitivecountry in drugs and human traffickingbetween East and West• The next main problem is the violation infamily
  9. 9. Next steps• Already being in contact with UNICEFHungarian Office• Being in contact with the Employerorganisation►Strengthening the prevent of sexualexploitation in tourism• With the conclusions of this conferencethe VISZ aims to give publicityto this topicunder the umbrella of the NationalSectoral Social Dialogue
  10. 10. Thank you for your attentionVera Krifaton & Pal Kovács