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New Executive Director appointed

Posted on Jan 15, 2013

ECPAT International is delighted to announce that Ms Dorothy Rozga has been appointed to the position of Executive Director, and will take up the position in April 2013.

Speaking about her appointment Dorothy said, “With enthusiasm and determination, I look forward to serving ECPAT as it leads the world towards achieving an end to child prostitution, child pornography and the trafficking of children for sexual purposes. I am convinced that with the continued strong commitment, drive and coordinated actions of ECPAT’s Board, Secretariat, National and Affiliate Groups, and Children/Youth Groups and its many partners the end to the commercial sexual exploitation of children is within reach. It is an honour and humbling, to be selected to serve the ECPAT movement as it works to achieve this goal that will change the lives of so many children.

Dorothy comes to ECPAT International with extensive work experience and a strong commitment to the rights of children. Especially through the course of her work with UNICEF where she has managed offices and overseen programmes in a wide range of sectors, including programmes related to eliminating child prostitution, child pornography and child trafficking. Her most recent position was as the Representative of UNICEF in Tanzania, where she provided leadership to groundbreaking work there related to the study, prevention and response to violence against children that was recognised by the UN Secretary General’s Special Representative on Violence against Children in her presentation to the UN General Assembly.

The Board of ECPAT International is delighted to welcome someone of Dorothy’s high calibre, strong commitment and track record to the realisation and protection of the rights of children. Dorothy’s range of ability and accomplishment will not only advance the ECPAT legacy of activism against the commercial sexual exploitation of children but also provide our organisation with further confidence and leadership to advocate, combat and campaign at the local, regional and global levels.