Poverty and social stigma increasing risk of child sexual exploitation
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 >
Ireland looks set to ratify the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography – an important international legal instrument designed to protect children from sexual exploitation. ECPAT welcomes the move as Irish minister calls for urgent action on child sexual exploitation.
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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.
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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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