ECPAT’s Youth Representative to the Board, Valentyna Mudrik attended the International Conference on Trafficking in Women and Children, organised by the World Youth Foundation on 3-7 September in Melaka, Malaysia.
Valentyna presented on education for children and youth as a comprehensive component in counteracting human trafficking. The conference also featured presentations from the Royal Malaysian Police Force, MTV Exit, World Vision International and the US Embassy in Malaysia, among others.
As a result of the conference a Youth Declaration to Counteract Trafficking in Children and Women and a Youth Action Plan was developed, calling on stakeholders to end human trafficking. ECPAT acknowledges the important role children and youth can play in the fight against the commercial sexual exploitation of children and strives to empower youth across the globe to actively and meaningfully participate in social change. Read more about ECPAT’s Child and Youth Participation program.