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Daesh’s retreat uncovered horrific cases of child sexual abuse

New report on the sexual exploitation of children in Iraq.

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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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World’s most powerful travel leaders commit to end trafficking once and for all

Human trafficking is worth $150 billion annually and affects more than 40 million people worldwide. An estimated 5.5 million of these are children. Its victims often end up being sexually exploited in travel and tourist destinations around the globe.

That is why The World Travel and Tourism Council has established a global taskforce to help the industry prevent and combat human trafficking – including of children for sexual purposes.

“We are wholly committed to preventing trafficking, protecting victims, supporting survivors and engaging with governments so that this pandemic ends once and for all.”

– Gloria Guevara, President of WTTC

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

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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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