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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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ECPAT Submission: Public consultation on EU Directive 2011/93/EU on combatting sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children

ECPAT’s submission aims to complement ECPAT’s response to the public consultation’s survey to evaluate and assess the impact of EU Directive 2011/93/EU on combatting sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children. It is presented as a list of concise recommendations to revise the Directive.

by ECPAT International in 2022

Available in: English

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ECPAT Open Public Consultation Response to the European Commission Proposal on Child Sexual Abuse

ECPAT International’s comment submission outlines the position of ECPAT International and relevant European ECPAT Members regarding the European Commission Proposal for a Regulation laying down the rules to prevent and combat child sexual abuse.

by ECPAT International in 2022

Available in: English

Disrupting Harm: Namibia

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

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

Bangladesh — Country Overview

Desk review of existing information on the sexual exploitation of children in Bangladesh. 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, child early and forced marriage and identifies gaps, research needs, and recommendations.

Available in: English

by ECPAT International in 2022

Available in: English

Global Boys Initiative: Bolivia

As part of ECPAT’s Global Boys Initiative, The Gambia Report is the seventh 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 & Consorcio ECPAT Bolivia in 2022

Available in: English

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