Wednesday, April 27, 2005

UNIFEM Conference in Singapore draws to a close

The United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) has today concluded a three day conference entitled "Tackling the Demand for Child Sex Tourism & Sex Trafficking in East and Southeast Asia" in Singapore.

The press has belatedly caught wind of it, and Reuters is reporting that "Human rights activists called on Southeast Asian governments on Tuesday to crack down on sex tourism and child trafficking, saying the problem was becoming more rampant." (via Singabloodypore)

It is hoped that the conference was successful in exploring the key strategies which address the demand-side of sex trafficking and child sex tourism and offered opportunities to form and strengthen effective national and international networks.

Ms Indranee Rajah, Singapore Member of Parliament for Tanjong Pagar, was the Guest-of-Honour at the conference.