On 14-15 May, ECPAT Taiwan held a conference and banquet celebrating two decades of protecting Taiwan’s children.
In the early 1990s, prior to officially registering as an organisation, ECPAT Taiwan was busy helping build the ECPAT movement. ECPAT International currently operates in 74 countries across the globe but the movement was born in South East Asia, with four original founding members: Sri Lanka, Thailand, Philippines and Taiwan.
Since inception, ECPAT Taiwan and its committed team have been actively involved in preventing child prostitution and online child pornography, providing support to sexually exploited children and encouraging youth participation.
One team member, Ruth Kao was one of the driving forces behind both ECPAT Taiwan and the global ECPAT movement. Ruth Kao was honoured during the banquet and recognised for her tireless work protecting children in Asia and beyond.
The banquet was also attended by government officials, legislators, representatives from civil society organisations, academics, youth representatives, private sector partners and the media. ECPAT International joins the rest of the world in congratulating 20 amazing years of ECPAT Taiwan!
Learn more about ECPAT Taiwan by visiting their website here: https://www.ecpat.org.tw/