ECPAT has published Regional Overviews on the situation of Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) for Africa, Europe, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), East and South-East Asia, Latin America (Spanish) and South Asia. The Regional Overviews were compiled as part of a strategic review process which identifies and reaffirms specific goals and strategies required to achieve ECPAT’s vision and mission in light of the changing environment needed to address evolving and complex forms of commercial sexual exploitation of children globally.
Each Regional Overview maps and examines the key socio-economic factors impacting the protection of children and the continuing manifestations and emerging trends related to CSEC in its region, and is meant to serve as a comprehensive technical document on CSEC in each region. The Overviews assess the status of action against CSEC in countries in the region, propose recommendations for strengthening child protection systems and suggest better responses to the prevention, protection and recovery needs of child victims and vulnerable children.
The Overviews drew on ECPAT’s Country Monitoring Reports on CSEC in each member country in the regions and relied on the substantive inputs from ECPAT member groups, partner organizations, child rights experts and the Secretariat staff.
All of the Regional Overviews can be downloaded and viewed on our website here.