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

Don’t know where to start?

Over the years, we have organised our work by focusing on five forms and contexts of child sexual exploitation. If you don’t know where to start, we recommend you start with the following five summary papers below, or search our library below.

Summary Paper: Sexual Exploitation of Children in Travel and Tourism

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Summary Paper: Child, Early and Forced marriages as a form of, or pathway to Sexual Exploitation of Children

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Summary Paper: Online Child Sexual Exploitation

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Summary Paper: Sale and Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes

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Summary Paper: Sexual Exploitation of Children in Prostitution

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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: Morocco

As part of ECPAT’s Global Boys Initiative, The Morocco Report is the tenth of ten country reports to be released that deeply explore the sexual exploitation of boys – an issue too long ignored. The Global Boys Initiative aims to improve global knowledge and inform efforts to protect boys and gender-diverse children from being sexually exploited.

Down the full report below, or click here to read a summary of the findings.

by ECPAT International & AMANE in 2022

Available in: English

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Open Letter: European Day on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse
by ECPAT in 2022

Available in: English

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Ecuador — Country Overview

Desk review of existing information on the sexual exploitation of children in Ecuador. The overview gathers existing publicly available information on sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism, online child sexual exploitation, trafficking of children for sexual purposes, sexual exploitation of children through prostitution, and child, early, and forced marriage and identifies gaps, research needs, and recommendations.

by ECPAT International in 2022

Available in: Spanish

Disrupting Harm: South Africa

Disrupting Harm in South Africa is an evidence-led report that outlines the harrowing realities of online sexual exploitation and abuse of children in South Africa.

In early 2019, the End Violence Partnership invested $7 million to develop Disrupting Harm, a holistic and innovative research project that aims to better understand how digital technology facilitates the sexual exploitation and abuse of children.

The Partnership brought together and funded three global organisations – ECPAT InternationalINTERPOL and the UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti – to undertake new research in 13 countries across Eastern and Southern Africa and Southeast Asia.

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by ECPAT, INTERPOL and UNICEF in 2022

Available in: English

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