Information sourced from www.patriciaking.com
The World Congress against Commercial Sexual Exploitation
of Children (CSEC), held in Stockholm in 1996, defined the commercial
sexual exploitation of children as: ‘sexual abuse by
the adult and remuneration in cash or kind to the child or a third
person or persons. The child is treated as a sexual object and
as a commercial object.’
1. The prostitution of children
2. Child Pornography
3. Child Sex Tourism
4. Other forms of transactional sex where a child engages in sexual
activities in order to have basic life needs met (i.e. food, clothing,
It is deplorable to think that children are being exploited in
these ways, but even as you are reading this article, children
are being enslaved.
In 2005, the ILO, (a global alliance against forced
labor) reported that over $32 billion were generated by human
trafficking. 50% of this total was made in industrialized nations.
This number has increased tremendously in the last 6 years due
to the internet pornographic industry and the increase of sexual
UNICEF reported that $12 billion per year is generated
by the global child sex trade alone and they estimate well over
1.2 million child victims.
The US State Department has reported that the
trafficking of children is one of the fastest growing crimes in
the world and it is the world’s second largest criminal
trade, after the drug trade.
Thailand, Cambodia, India, Brazil and Mexico are
known “epicenters” for child sex tourism but you can
find it anywhere. In the USA there are sexual auctions on the
internet where children are auctioned to pedophiles.
Let’s stop this trade! Let’s ensure
that every child is safe in the arms of Jesus. We know that righteousness
is one of the most powerful forces in the universe and it can
swallow up wickedness. This is not too big for Jesus. Let’s
be tenacious regarding this justice issue! Don’t be overwhelmed.
God is with you in this and He will empower YOU to make a difference!