Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · The Growing Problem of Pedophilia in Bali
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Tel:
++62 361 286 283

Fax:
++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)
1-800-506-8633

U.K. Fax:
++44-20-7000-1235

Australian Fax:
++61-2-94750419

24h:
++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

The Growing Problem of Pedophilia in Bali

UNICEF Sponsored Workshop in Nusa Dua Highlight Growing Problem of Commercial and Sexual Exploitation of Children in Bali.


Bali News:
Click Image to Enlarge

(12/16/2006)

Experts speaking at a UNICEF-sponsored seminar held in Nusa Dua on December 4, 2006, warned that the incidence of sexual exploitation of children is expanding at an alarming rate in Bali.

Speaking at a Workshop of the Sexual Exploitation and Commercialization of Children, Anna-Karin Jatfor, an expert staff of UNICEF, admitted that monitoring such activity is problematic, although the government has sufficient information to attack the root causes of the problem.

The workshop reported that many under-aged sex workers are in evidence on Bali streets, night clubs, entertainment centers and hotels. According to Jatfors, young people who drop out from school are mong those most susceptible to commercialization and sexual exploitation.

She went on to warn that the intensification of pedophilic activities in the tourism sector is obvious, with sophisticated crime syndicates now involved in the illicit trade of children. The UN expert also warned that what can be seen of the trade in children only touches the tip of a much larger, less visible iceberg.

While there have recently been a number of high-profile prosecutions of pedophiles in Indonesia, Jatfors said a much more intense effort is needed to wipe out this practice in Lombok and Bali which has become a target for Australian pedophiles. She estimated some 10,000 children in Indonesia have already fallen prey to sexual exploitation or sexual violence over the past few years, with most cases going unreported.

Both a Local and Foreign Element to the Problem

According to Bali police official speaking at the meeting, 27 cases of pedophilia had been handled in Bali since 2005. While all cases initially involved only foreigners, recent cases have also established similar crimes committed against children by Bali's endemic population.

The Police Official, Sang Ayu Putu Alit, told the meeting: "I must underline that the perpetrators of pedophilia are no longer limited to foreigners, but now also includes our own people. This condition must receive our serious attention."


© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.

       

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!



Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!




or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
Bali’s Better on a Bike
Denpasar, Bali to Host International Cycling Road Race November 25-27, 2017
(9/23/2016)
Reading & Writing Celebrated for 13th Year at Bali Festival
Humanity in Unity at the 2016 Ubud Writers & Readers Festival October 26-30,2016
(9/23/2016)
Averting an Explosive Ending?
30 Tons of Explosive Ammonium Nitrate Seized from Boat Sailing from Malaysia to East Bali
(9/23/2016)
Denpasar in a Jam
WAZE Declares Denpasar, Bali Traffic Among the World’s Worst
(9/23/2016)
Did Franky Commit of Hanky-Panky?
Head of Narcotics Division at Bali Police Suspended and Under Arrest on Suspicion of Misuse of Funds and Extorting Drug Suspects
(9/23/2016)
A Family of Rhinos in Bali
Celebrating World Rhino Day with a Very Special Group of Children at Bali Safari & Marine Park
(9/23/2016)
Prepare for Congestion
Traffic Alert: Expect Traffic Jams on Wednesday, September 29, 2016, Due to Online Transport Operators Mass Protests
(9/23/2016)
It’s Beginning to Look Alot Like Christmas
Now’s the time to Book your Holiday Season Promotion with Bali Discovery!
(9/18/2016)
Gili Cat II Fast Ferry Disaster
Two Confirmed Dead and 33 Injured in Bali Fast Ferry Accident at Padang Bai
(9/18/2016)
The Importance of Bee-ing
Island-Wide Initiative Launched to Reverse the Declining Bee Populations in Bali and all of Indonesia
(9/18/2016)
Simple Truths, Plainly Spoken
Chairman of Bali-APINDO Suggest Bali’s Tourism Development is Badly Out of Synch
(9/18/2016)
By Design, Annually
Ayodya Resort Bali to Hold ‘Ayodya Batik Festival 2016’ October 7-9, 2016
(9/18/2016)
All [News]!