ECPAT International

ECPAT’s 90 members in 82 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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News and Updates

Survivors' Voices

D’s Story, Indonesia

D (15 years old) is a child victim of trafficking from Bogor, Indonesia. One day, a woman from her neighbourhood introduced her to another woman, Wulan. Wulan offered D a job as a waitress in…

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‘Keep going you can recover’ Kate’s story, USA

I’m a survivor of commercial sexual exploitation of children. My very first memories are of my exploiter sexually molesting me and raping me. I was exploited from this time up until early adolescence, to support…

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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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