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A global network with one goal

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.

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How Sexual Crimes against Children have changed over time

This year, ECPAT International celebrates 30 years of preventing and responding to the sexual exploitation of children around the world, and a thirtieth birthday is a good moment to take stock of what we know and look to the future. As the world has rapidly changed, so too has the nature of these crimes.

Here’s what we know today.

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The Bill of Rights for Child Victims of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

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122Member Organisations

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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.

Want to become a member? Email info@ecpat.org.

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You are never alone.

ECPAT arranged the first ever event where victims of child sexual exploitation could meet. In November 2016, we gathered 300 adult survivors from countries all over the world, to discuss the issue and share experiences.…

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Ally: I am a survivor because I am still here.

At the age of 16, Ally was sexually exploited by a man she met online. He threatened to share pictures of her if she went to the police, so she remained silent. This is her story.…

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Are boys being sexually exploited?

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.

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When on holiday, look out for:

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.

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