Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues (Print ISSN: 1544-0036; Online ISSN: 1544-0044)


Children Sex Tourism Prevention and Management Pattern Through Indigenous Local Wisdom of Sasak Lombok, Indonesia

Author(s): Any Suryani Hamzah, Mohammad Irfan

The involvement of children in the tourism sector in Lombok Tourism is not something new, they are fully aware that participating in the struggle of tourism industry development has provided open space for them to experience. Children in child protection study should start from the intensity of supervision and family control in terms of proper parenting. The research methods applied is Empirical research, with primary data collection obtained directly from the source, namely Respondents and Interviewees. Furthermore, completted with secondary data obtained through literature study, the focus of this research is the values of local wisdom used in as efforts to prevent and combat sexual exploitation of children in the tourism site. Observation results show that family culture in the local community in the tourism area is dissolved by tourism penetration, as if they are ignoring and neglecting the behavior of children in their daily lives, a reality like this has become usual in the lives of local communities around tourist destinations that appear in the society. One of the efforts that can be undertaken in preventing children's sexual exploitation in the tourism sector is to revive the order of local values called local wisdom. Local wisdom is seen as having a binding touch on the community so that it is considered as a solution that can be applied in preventing child sex tourism.

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