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first_imgThe Goa Women’s Forum (GWF) on Monday expressed concern over the blatant promotion of sex tourism in the State by the websites of escort services. The forum has announced the launch of a week-long ‘Say No to Sex Tourism in Goa’ campaign, which will end on September 27, World Tourism Day.Lorna Fernandes, convenor of GWF, said the websites are promoting sex tourism by advertising sex services by college girls and housewives. The GWF has urged all the MLAs to prepare an action plan to end sex tourism in the State. Ms. Fernandes said the websites had not even spared religious places and offered girls from the Basilica of Bom Jesus for sex. She said the forum would take up the issue with the rector of the church. She said the Vice-Chancellor of Goa University, the Director of the Department of Higher Education, and principals of colleges will be urged to take immediate measures to end the menace.Ms. Fernandes said, “The forum is convinced that such a situation prevails in the State due to the apathy of government agencies such as the Department of Tourism, Department of Women & Child Development, and the Goa police over the last 30 years.”last_img

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