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The Federacion de Asociaciones para la Prevencion del Maltrato Infantil (FAPMI) was formed in 1990. FAPMI is part of the Spanish Child Observatory for children and is a full member of various Groups of Work and National Commissions regarding Child Mistreatment, Sexual Child Tourism, Sexual Exploitation or Juvenile Justice. FAPMI was co-founder and has a chair in the Directive Board of the Spanish Platform for Children, working on the promotion of the Rights of Children, which made very important contributions to the UN Study on Violence Against Children.

The Federacion de Asociaciones para la Prevencion del Maltrato Infantil (FAPMI) / ECPAT Spain

Contact: Ms. Alejandra Pascual Franch
Phone: 34 91 4682662
Address: C/. Delicias 8, entreplanta, 28045 Madrid, Spain
Email: fapmi@fapmi.es
Website: http://www.ecpat-spain.org


Spain is a destination, source and transit country for children subjected to trafficking for sexual purposes. In 2015, relevant authorities identified 169 trafficking victims, 65 of whom were trafficked for sexual purposes in Spain. Unaccompanied migrant children are particularly vulnerable to this phenomenon.

In 2015, the Office of the Prosecutor investigated 344 cases of sexual and/or labour exploitation and two individuals were convicted of child sex trafficking and sentenced to 11 years’ imprisonment. In 2016, the Spanish government identified an increased number of trafficking victims and maintained funding for victim assistance.

In 2016, the government updated its national anti-trafficking action plan, increased public awareness campaigns aimed at preventing trafficking in persons and provided specialised training on the issue of trafficking for sexual purposes to law enforcement officials.

Children in Spain are also victims of sexual exploitation in travel and tourism. Perpetrators include among others nationals on vacation and men on business trips.


ECPAT International
Spain – Country Monitoring Report

Year: 2012

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

Year: 2014



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