Due to poverty and social exclusion, Roma children are especially vulnerable to trafficking and sexual exploitation. In the city of Mostar, these children are trained to perform sexual services.
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.
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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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