ECPAT International

ECPAT’s 95 members in 86 countries have one common mission: to eliminate the sexual exploitation of children

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Welcome to ECPAT

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.

Year of Action

2016 marks the 20th anniversary of the first World Congress against the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children and the 10th anniversary of the UN violence study. It is also the first year of implementation of the new UN Sustainable Development Goals.

There could not be a better time to remind the world of the need to protect children from sexual exploitation.

Throughout the year ECPAT’s members and partners will come together to demand action!

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Global Survivors’ Forum

On November 18 2016 ECPAT International convened the first ever global forum for adult survivors of childhood sexual exploitation. The landmark Global Survivors’ Forum provided a platform and gave a stronger voice to survivors from…

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Ally’s Story – Solidarity for Survival

In times of adversity, realising we are not alone can be a truly empowering and inspiring thing; and the mere knowledge that there are others who share in our suffering is often quite liberating. It…

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Speak Out: The Sexual Exploitation of Children by Tourists and Travellers

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?

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Speak Out: Sexual Exploitation of Children Online

An estimated 72% children exploited online are under the age of ten, and 7% are infants. They have no voice, but we do, it is time to speak up.

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A huge part of our organisation is to ensure we're a hub of the most up to date information on this issue.

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More on what we do

We undertake a number of activities which build towards our programmes.

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We rely on the generous donations of the public to keep our programme going.

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