Tourist traps and ‘orphan’ cages

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I would never sign up for an orphanage tour. But when I went to visit Tonlee Sap, I got tourist-trapped into a rip off boat tour that included a stop at an orphanage scam. It sucked for the tourists, but it is the children who were the ones suffering the most (and the whole scam wasn’t exactly painting a great picture of Cambodia for tourists either).

I wrote about it for the blog at my workplace, using the experience to open up a broader conversation about orphanage tourism and how it negatively impacts on children’s access to their rights and what policy approaches could help.

Read it here.

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