The commercial sexual exploitation (CSEC) of children is a global problem. However, developing countries are among those countries which are most affected by this severe violation of children’s rights. Often a high influx of international tourists and travellers increases the problem. A lot of work has been done by international organisations such as End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography & Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes (ECPAT), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), International Labour Organisation (ILO), World Vision as well as by several governments in order to understand better the mechanism and root causes of the problem. Globalisation, the cross-border movement of people, increasing consumerism, persisting poverty, new communication technologies and increasing mobility have enabled the problem to evolve and manifest itself in new forms. Around the world, the commercial sexual exploitation of children is transforming and intensifying.
In February the Sales and BDS desks hosted the first series of Fair Trade Tourism Introduction workshops in the Western and Eastern Cape. The workshops are free and took place from 10am till 1pm in the following locations:
The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) has funded expansion of FTT into Mozambique, beginning in Inhambane Province.
A story of hope and inspiration from the Grootbos Foundation
FTT-certified Bartholomeus Klip’s talented twin sisters, Lesley and Louise, have recently published a cookbook filled with recipes, stories and photographs from the farm.
When she stepped onto the stage at Melrose Arch to accept !Xaus Lodge’s 2010 Imvelo Award for responsible Tourism, Ellen Bok represented the Community Owners of !Xaus Lodge, an extraordinary success story. But Ellen was also there because of the role she had played in the lead-up to winning the award.
FTTSA is one of the 10 first certification bodies to be recognized by Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC). We would like to share with you what this means and why we are proud of being recognized by GSTC.
FTTSA and SAT have signed a joint marketing agreement to introduce the concept of Fair Trade Tourism to the Australian market. As part of this, our Marketing Manager recently participated in a 10-day whirlwind road-show of New Zealand and Australia.
Chantal Stansfield was the lucky winner of an action packed weekend in Soweto in collaboration with FTTSA, Getaway Magazine, SoWeToo, FTTSA-certified The Soweto Hotel & Confreence Centre and FTTSA-certified Lebo’s Soweto Backpackers.