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Colombia: No to Sex Tourism in Medellín

Categories: Latin America, Colombia, Citizen Media, Digital Activism, Ideas

“No to sex tourist”. Screenshot from video posted on YouTube.

By mid July 2014, the Facebook page No to sex tourist [1] was created, with the purpose of create awareness about sex tourism [2] in Colombia. Wikipedia lo define como:

… una forma de turismo [3] con el propósito de mantener relaciones sexuales [4], normalmente de varones con prostitutas [5] hembras, pero también, aunque menos, hay mujeres turistas sexuales y turismo sexual homosexual masculino.

Sex tourism is travel to engage in sexual activity [6], particularly with prostitutes [7]. The World Tourism Organization [8], a specialized agency of the United Nations [9], defines sex tourism as “trips organized from within the tourism sector, or from outside this sector but using its structures and networks, with the primary purpose of effecting a commercial sexual relationship by the tourist with residents at the destination”.

Recently, the fan page posted this video [10], as part of a campaign by Pazamanos Foundation [11] with the intention to reject sex tourists who mainly visit the city of Medellín.