ECPAT is a global network dedicated to protecting children. They coordinate research, advocacy and action to end the commercial sexual exploitation of children. They support the protection of children and empowerment of 80 members in 74 countries.
What Do They Do…
Builds collaboration among local organizations and the broader child rights community to form a global social movement for protection of children from sexual exploitation. Its membership reflects the richness and diversity of experience, knowledge and perspectives that arise from working in widely different contexts. ECPAT groups are involved in implementation of various initiatives to protect children at local levels, while the Secretariat provides technical support, research and information. It also represents and advocates on key issues at the international and regional level on behalf of the network. ECPAT works towards the end of commercial sexual exploitation of children in four main ways:
Advocate and raise awareness to end of child prostitution and child sex trafficking.
Work on policies to eliminate child pornography and the exploitation of children online
Build frameworks to combat child sex tourism.
Their Wish List…
Donate: ECPAT International works around the world to help civil society, NGOs, caregivers, policy makers, law enforcers and all those responsible for the welfare of children fight against the commercial exploitation of children. Through projects such as training to law enforcement and the promotion of good law practices, the promotion of youth participation, international advocacy and lobbying of governments, cutting-edge research on emerging manifestations of sexual exploitation or use of the Internet, to innovative projects and partnerships with the travel and tourism industry to eliminate child sex tourism ECPAT International is a global leader in protecting children from sexual exploitation.
Report Abuse: The commercial sexual exploitation of children happens everywhere and if you suspect a child is being sexually exploited, online, through tourism or in your own community call the police or local authorities. If you are planning a vacation or traveling for business consider booking with a hotel or tour company who has signed the Code of Conduct for the protection of children from sexual exploitation in travel and tourism.
Fundraise with us: Getting your employees, colleagues or friends to fundraise for ECPAT International is an excellent way to raise money for a great cause, but can also encourage team work, leadership and be fun too! Just a small effort can go a long way to supporting ECPAT’s life changing work. From monthly dress down days, raffles, sponsored events, sweepstakes , you can have fun while you raise money for a great cause. Does your company or school have a Charity of the Year or Month – then why not nominate ECPAT International!
Stay Informed: By keeping informed about the global issue of commercial sexual exploitation of children you are refusing to turn a blind eye to this horrendous crime. Commercial sexual exploitation happens everywhere and while the ECPAT network works tireless to protect children, we need the support of the global community. Keep up to date on the work ECPAT is doing, read our country monitoring reports, demand that your government does more to protect the rights of children and help us raise awareness about the millions of children who fall victim to commercial sexual exploitation.
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