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ECPAT International contributes critical knowledge and evidence to inform advocacy and action against the sexual exploitation of children. Explore our research below.

Interview: Child Rights organisations support the EU Proposal to Prevent and Combat Online Child Sexual Abuse

ECPAT International’s opinion on the topic of child sexual abuse online and the European Commission’s proposal to Combat and Prevent Child Sexual Abuse online. Interview broadcasted in the German MDR/AR media journal.

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in September 2022

Available in: German

Case Study: Ireland – Regulating voluntourism as part of child protection standards for the travel and tourism industry

Ireland was selected for this case study as a country where collaborative actions have been undertaken in recent years in an attempt to end orphanage voluntourism. This case study reflects information gathered through desk research, interviews, and the practice of civil society organisations that form Comhlámh’s End Orphanage Volunteering Working Group (EOVWG).

The case study has been prepared to showcase examples of an actionable framework to regulate voluntourism in orphanages by governments and businesses, from the sending country’s perspective.

by ECPAT International, Comhlámh End Orphanage Volunteering Working Group & End Orphanage Volunteering Working Group in 2023

Available in: English

Protective Environments: a model to prevent child sexual exploitation in travel and tourism context — Colombia case study and Costa Rican experiences

This case study addresses the experience of the Protective Environments model implemented in Colombia under the leadership of Fundación Renacer, a member of ECPAT International.

This model was developed to prevent child sexual exploitation associated with travel and tourism through cooperation among the public and private sectors, communities, social organizations and the media, with the active participation of children and youth. The results of the implementation of the Protective Environments model are effective in the modification of attitudes and practices of the different social actors around this problem and greater protection for children.

by ECPAT International in 2023

Available in: English, Spanish

Overview on Extrateritoriality and Extradition Legislation for Offences of Sexual Exploitation of Children

Extraterritorial jurisdiction and extradition mechanisms have become essential tools in the fight against the sexual exploitation of children. To protect children everywhere and avoid impunity for offenders, legislation needs to enable cross-border responses.

For more information on how extraterritoriality and extradition provisions apply to offences of sexual exploitation of children and what barriers to their application exist, please refer to ECPAT’s Issue Paper on Extraterritorial Jurisdiction and Extradition Legislation.

by ECPAT International in 2023

Available in: English

Norway Promising Practice: The role of the travel and transportation industry in preventing and addressing the sexual exploitation of children

This promising practice reflects the work of ECPAT Norway as the lead organization that partnered with the Norwegian School of Hotel Management, Hotel University of Stavanger, to identify prevention efforts and opportunities for strengthening children and young people’s safety in taxis.

This case study is complementary to the recommendations from the report of the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children SRSG VAC’s report on child protection in travel and tourism that will be launched at the UN General Assembly in October 2023.

by ECPAT International and ECPAT Norway in 2023

Available in: English


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