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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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Global Boys Initiative Case Study: Cambodia

How to mitigate the challenges that boy survivors face in the reporting process of cases of sexual exploitation and abuse

The case study conducted with M’lop Tapang in Cambodia looks at how to understand the holistic living situation of boys and how to support them through the challenges of the reporting process in cases of sexual exploitation and abuse.

by ECPAT International in 2023

Available in: English

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Global Boys Initiative Case Study: South Korea

How to quickly adapt services and develop experience in providing counselling services to boy survivors of sexual abuse and exploitation.

The case study conducted with Tacteen Naeil in South Korea looks at how to overcome gender biases and quickly adjust services to provide support to boy survivors of sexual exploitation and abuse.

by ECPAT International in 2023

Available in: English

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Open Letter to the LIBE Committee Rapporteur on the proposed EU regulation to Prevent and Combat Child Sexual Abuse

A report by the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) Committee’s rapporteur in the European Parliament on the Regulation to Prevent and Combat Child Sexual Abuse was welcomed in an open letter signed by child rights organizations on 4 May 2023.

ECPAT, together with ECLAG – a coalition of child rights and child protection organizations, commends the April 2023 report from MEP Javier Zarzalejos. The determination to push forward the proposed regulation and ensure children’s rights are placed at the heart of the EU’s digital policies marks a vital step forward.

ECLAG values the decision of MEP Zarzalejos to keep the full scope of the regulation as this will enable an effective fight against child sexual abuse. Known, unknown child sexual abuse material and grooming must all have a legal basis to ensure no children are left unprotected online. In addition, the report reintroduces the possibility for online providers to voluntarily detect and delete child sexual abuse material on their platforms. Allowing for the voluntary use of detection technology will help make sure global efforts don’t fall below today’s levels.

Learn more about ECPAT’s work to keep children safe online in the EU here 

 

About ECLAG

The European Child Sexual Abuse Legislation Advocacy Group (ECLAG) is a coalition fighting to protect children from sexual violence and abuse. The organisations involved in ECLAG have joined forces to advocate for the Child Sexual Abuse Regulation proposed by the European Commission in May 2022 to be passed. ECLAG brings together more than 60 European and global organizations. The steering group consists of the Brave Movement, ECPAT, Missing Children Europe, IWF, Terre des Hommes and Thorn.

by ECLAG in 2023

Available in: English

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ECPAT Joins the Submission to the UN Global Digital Compact – Key Priority Issues on Child Rights and the Digital Environment

ECPAT teamed up with different child rights organisations to put children’s rights at the centre of the UN Global Digital Compact to drive awareness and reinforce the global political commitment to the implementation of children’s rights in the digital world. We recommend that the UN Global Digital Compact reaffirm the core tenets of children’s rights in the digital environment and include the following key overarching principles to guide all the identified thematic priorities.

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