ECPAT warns that high levels of inequality, harmful gender norms and armed conflict, have dire consequences for the 160 million children living in the region.
ECPAT is a worldwide network of organizations working to end the sexual exploitation of children. We work at all levels, supporting shelters for survivors, training and supporting law enforcement, influencing governments and conducting a wide range of research.
At the heart of all our work is every child’s right to live free from sexual exploitation and abuse.What we do >
COVID-19 has now spread to virtually every country in the world and has a devastating impact on people, economies, health systems, and communities. While most people’s lives are put on hold, criminals are finding ways to take advantage of the situation, including those who seek to sexually exploit children.
ECPAT has gathered information on how children are at increased risk of sexual abuse and exploitation during this global pandemic.Learn more >
ECPAT has members worldwide, some are large national coalitions, others are small grassroots organisations. Together we work at all levels to end the sexual abuse and exploitation of children.
Want to become a member? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Find our members >
We often hear about how girls are being sexually exploited, but when it comes to boys - silence.
This is why ECPAT International is initiating a global study on the sexual exploitation of boys. We need to know more, and we need to open up and make sure boys can come to us for help.Watch this
Children are being sexually exploited by tourists and travellers every day. Learn how you might save a child's life next time you're on holiday.
Do you know what to look out for? Or what to do if you see something that doesn't feel right? Press play and we will tell you everything.Watch this
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We undertake a number of activities which build towards our programmes.
We rely on the generous donations of the public to keep our programme going.