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ECPAT Belgium was established in 1994. It is a coalition of more than 30 NGOs working on the issue of human rights, child rights and development. ECPAT Belgium works mainly in the areas of combating child sex tourism and trafficking of children; assisting youngsters at risk; increasing youth participation; and stemming demand for CSEC.

ECPAT Belgium

Contact: Atifa Boulafdal
Phone: +32 (0) 478 60 12 33
Address: Rue Joseph II, 20, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgique


According to Article 10ter of the Belgian Code of Criminal Procedure, Belgian authorities can prosecute any individual, regardless of his/her nationality, who committed abroad a sexual offence against a minor provided that the offender is found on Belgian soil.

In 2015, Belgium launched a new four-year National Plan of Action to combat trafficking in human beings which includes measures to improve child victims’ identification and ensure the protection of unaccompanied children in order to reduce their vulnerability.

In March 2015, the Belgian House of Representatives adopted a resolution calling on the Government to address the issue of child marriage in its bilateral agreements.


Open Letter: European Day on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

Year: 2022

ECPAT International
ECPAT Submission: Public consultation on EU Directive 2011/93/EU on combatting sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children

Year: 2022

ECPAT International & ECPAT Belgium
Global Boys Initiative: Belgium

Year: 2022

Defence for Children – ECPAT the Netherlands
Reluctance to Report Sexual Exploitation of Children Related to Travel and Tourism

Year: 2019


News from Belgium


Age of Consent

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Extraterritoriality & Extradition

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CSAM Definition

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Background Check Required

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National Commitments

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Child Advocacy Centers

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SEC Police Unit

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Protection Standards Travel and Tourism

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Public SEC Case Data

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