A global network of organizations in more than 90 countries, ECPAT International works to eliminate all forms of child sexual exploitation.
This year’s Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege – activists and campaigners against sexual violence, especially in the context of war. ECPAT whole-heartedly congratulates both winners and applauds the committee’s decision.
Dr. Mukwege is a gynaecologist from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, who has treated and advocated on behalf of thousands of victims of sexual exploitation and abuse. Ms. Murad is an Iraqi survivor of trafficking, torture and sexual violence at the hands of Daesh who has since gone on to become a campaigner against rape and the oppression of her ethnic group – the Yazidi people. At a time when sexual violence is at the top of the news cycle in many countries, awarding these two courageous individuals the Nobel Peace Prize will help to publicize the issue even more on the public stage.Find out more
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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