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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

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Sexual Exploitation of Children in Humanitarian Contexts: Case Study Kenya

This case study presents the various manifestations of child sexual exploitation identified in Kenya including the drivers leading to child sexual exploitation and the ways that organisations, communities, and children respond.

It should be read in conjunction with the global report which documents the common perceptions, narratives, biases, norms and beliefs associated with child sexual exploitation in the context of a crisis; the current framings and understanding of sexual exploitation of children in the humanitarian sector; and the way that humanitarian aid systems, actors, and structures may impact the identification, response, access to service and prevention of child sexual exploitation.

by ECPAT International in 2024

Available in: English

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Sexual Exploitation of Children in Humanitarian Contexts: Case Study Ethiopia

This case study presents the various manifestations of child sexual exploitation identified in Ethiopia including the drivers leading to child sexual exploitation and the ways that organisations, communities, and children respond.

It should be read in conjunction with the global report which documents the common perceptions, narratives, biases, norms and beliefs associated with child sexual exploitation in the context of a crisis; the current framings and understanding of sexual exploitation of children in the humanitarian sector; and the way that humanitarian aid systems, actors, and structures may impact the identification, response, access to service and prevention of child sexual exploitation.

by ECPAT International in 2024

Available in: English

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Sexual Exploitation of Children in Humanitarian Contexts: Case Study Kurdistan Region of Iraq

This case study presents the various manifestations of child sexual exploitation identified in the Kurdistan region of Iraq including the drivers leading to child sexual exploitation and the ways that organisations, communities, and children respond.

It should be read in conjunction with the Sexual Exploitation of Children in Humanitarian Contexts – Global Research which documents the common perceptions, narratives, biases, norms and beliefs associated with child sexual exploitation in the context of a crisis; the current framings and understanding of sexual exploitation of children in the humanitarian sector; and the way that humanitarian aid systems, actors, and structures may impact the identification, response, access to service and prevention of child sexual exploitation.

by ECPAT International in 2024

Available in: English

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Sexual Exploitation of Children in Humanitarian Contexts – Executive Summary

ECPAT International and its members in Ethiopia (Emmanuel Development Association), Kenya (Kenya Alliance for Advancement of Children’s Rights – KAACR) and the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights) conducted a multi-country research to gain a deeper understanding of the dynamics and diverse manifestations of sexual exploitation that affect children in humanitarian contexts.

Through this study, we explore how beliefs and perceptions about children or the humanitarian infrastructure not only heighten their exposure to risks but also hinder the responses that humanitarian actors implement. The study also examines how humanitarian response systems that lack coordination and a shared understanding of child sexual exploitation, coupled with insufficient resources and expertise, can exacerbate the drivers of sexual exploitation of children and prevent the implementation of effective prevention and response interventions.

by ECPAT International in 2024

Available in: English, French, Spanish

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