Children in all countries of the world are at risk of sexual exploitation through trafficking and prostitution, as well as online dangers such as grooming, sextortion and the proliferation of child sexual abuse images. In recent years, the travel and tourism sector has imperilled millions of children worldwide as travelling child sex offenders find new victims.
To end these crimes, knowledge and evidence must be of the highest possible quality to inform decisions and guide action. ECPAT is conducting primary research, as well as bringing together information from various sectors and countries around the world, to form a reliable and professional range of academic sources.
Boys and very young children at greater risk of most severe online sexual exploitation according to ECPAT and INTERPOL research.
ECPAT also helps child victims of sexual exploitation and abuse to understand their rights, access to justice, and find medical, psychological and social support services. We help survivors to work together to heal as a global community of advocates.