ECPAT International

ECPAT’s 97 members in 88 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.

Implementation of the Global Study Recommendations on 12-13 July 2017 in Madrid, Spain

On 12-13 July 2017, UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) hosted a Transition Meeting on Implementation of the Recommendations of the Global Study on Sexual Exploitation of Children in Travel and Tourism (SECTT) in Madrid, Spain. The meeting, which brought leaders from key partner agencies involved in the Global Study together, was co-hosted by UNICEF, The Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, and ECPAT International, in consultation with the High-Level Taskforce on the Global Study.
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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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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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