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Luxembourg

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Established in 1995, ECPAT Luxembourg develops projects to combat the sexual exploitation of children in the following three regions of the world: Europe, West Africa and South Asia. ECPAT Luxembourg is officially recognised as a non-governmental organisation by Luxembourg’s Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs and is placed under the High Patronage of Her Royal Highness the Grand-Duchesse who was present at the first World Congress against the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children organised in Stockholm in 1996.

ECPAT Luxembourg carries out campaigning and advocacy in Luxembourg and at the European level in collaboration with other members of the network in Europe. ECPAT Luxembourg has established a national youth group with the aim of mobilising and raising the awareness of young people through peer education. As Local Code Representative for Luxembourg, ECPAT Luxembourg develops training for the tourism sector. Furthermore, ECPAT Luxembourg was responsible for coordinating and co-funding the Luxembourg Guidelines (Terminology Guidelines for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse).

ECPAT Luxembourg has two offices in West Africa and South Asia, which are responsible for coordinating its interventions in these regions. ECPAT Luxembourg is registered with the national authorities in each of the countries where it intervenes and its projects are implemented by local partners whose capacity is also strengthened through targeted activities.

ECPAT Luxembourg

Contact: Mr. Thomas Kauffmann
Phone: +352 26 270809
Address: 3 rue des Bains, B.P. 848, L-2018 Luxembourg
Email: ecpat-luxembourg@ecpat.lu
Website: http://www.ecpat.lu

Facts

Luxembourg is a destination country for children subjected to trafficking for sexual purposes. Victims originate from Europe, Africa, Asia and South America and they are exploited in prostitution notably in cabarets, private flats, and on the street. Unaccompanied foreign children are particularly vulnerable to sex trafficking.

Luxembourg fails to provide a comprehensive definition of child prostitution in its national legislation and thus to effectively implement article 2 (b) of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography.

Luxembourg is listed as one of the European Union countries hosting the largest number of uniform resource locators (URLs) suspected of distributing child sexual exploitation materials.

The “Terminology Guidelines for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse” were adopted in Luxembourg in June 2016 to forge consensus on the terminology used in child protection against sexual abuse and exploitation. The use of this common terminology will help ensuring the global efficiency of responses to commercial sexual exploitation of children.

Resources

ECPAT International
Luxembourg – Country Monitoring Report

Year: 2017

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ECPAT International
Regional Overview: The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in Europe

Year: 2014

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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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