2016 was a watershed year for the fight against sexual exploitation of children (SEC), for ECPAT International and for ECPAT members worldwide. The fight was galvanised by the inclusion of child protection in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by world leaders in September 2015. 2016 also marked the 20th anniversary of the first World Congress against the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children and the 10th anniversary of the UN violence study. In over a quarter of a century, ECPAT International has grown from small roots in Asia to become a global network of 102 members across 93 countries, working to combat SEC.
Read more about our work during 2016, and the impact we’ve had on children’s lives worldwide, by downloading the file below: