Sexual abuse of children or young people is a punishable offence – in Switzerland and abroad!
Each year, more than 1.8 million children and young people around the world are victims of commercial sexual exploitation. They are sexually abused by travellers, trafficked, or forced into sexual slavery. Millions of images of child sexual abuse circulate in the internet.
Sexual exploitation of children and young people as a phenomenon linked to travel and tourism is a sad reality. New destinations and types of tour and travel packages continue to be developed (e.g. volunteer placements in orphanages or schools as part of a holiday trip) and new destinations are opening up to tourism. This heightens the risk that children and young people may become victims of sexual exploitation.
Do you suspect an offence? Report your suspicions!
Did you witness what you believe to be the sexual exploitation of children or young people by tourists during your holiday?
Report your suspicions and assist the authorities in the global fight against child abuse, child prostitution and child trafficking.