A global network of organizations in more than 90 countries, ECPAT International works to eliminate all forms of child sexual exploitation.
ECPAT Foundation is commenting the ban of female police officers in an op-ed in the Bangkok Post:
In January of this year, the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) and armed soldiers raided “Victoria Secret” massage parlour in the Rama IX area of Bangkok.
Inside, they found 113 girls, many under the age of 18, who were being sexually exploited through prostitution. Four of the victims were Thai citizens. The rest had been trafficked from China, Laos, Malaysia and Myanmar. All were frightened, alone, separated from their families and in desperate need of appropriate legal and emotional support.
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ECPAT is an expanding network of local civil society organisations and coalitions with one common goal – to end the sexual exploitation of children around the world.
ECPAT conducts cutting-edge research to build the collective understanding of what it will take to end the sexual exploitation of children. Together with our members and partners, we coordinate evidence-based advocacy at all levels to strengthen national justice and protection systems and increase investment in the fight against sexual exploitation of children.
At the heart of all our work are the voices of children, reflected across our research agenda, programmes and campaigns.
The sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism has dramatically expanded across the globe. Survivors speak out in this video and ask all of us a question: as our world becomes smaller through increased travel and internet access, how can we help protect children from this horrific abuse by travellers and tourists?Watch this
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We undertake a number of activities which build towards our programmes.
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