New story: The demand fuels child trafficking for sexual purposes
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 >
This year is the 30th Anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. On November 20th 1989, governments and leaders of the world made the promise to protect every child and fulfil their rights by adopting the convention. Today, it is the most ratified treaty devoted to human rights. For almost 30 years, ECPAT has been pushing governments to keep the promise they made to protect every child from sexual exploitation. A lot has been achieved, but there is still a long way to go.Read 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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