A global network of organizations in more than 90 countries, ECPAT International works to eliminate all forms of child sexual exploitation.
New research released by ECPAT warns that despite some improvements in tackling the sexual exploitation of children in recent years, thousands of young Cambodians are still victims of this crime – and most are prevented from speaking up or going to police by a “culture of silence.”
The culture of silence about the sexual exploitation of children prevents victims and survivors from coming forward with their testimonies and that allows perpetrators of crime to go unpunished.
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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