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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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Briefing Paper – Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Online: Survivors’ Perspectives in Mexico

Briefing paper for Mexico summarising findings from the six-country study of child sexual exploitation and abuse online. This project was a collaboration between ECPAT International and WeProtect Global Alliance to conduct primary research and amplify the perspectives of survivors. Recommendations drawn from the survivors conversations are emphasised.

by ECPAT International and ECPAT Mexico in 2021

Available in: English, Spanish

Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Online: Survivors’ Perspectives in Mexico

Country report for Mexico containing findings from the six-country study of child sexual exploitation and abuse online. This project was a collaboration between ECPAT International and WeProtect Global Alliance to conduct primary research and amplify the perspectives of survivors. Recommendations drawn from the survivors conversations are emphasised.

by ECPAT International and ECPA Mexico in 2021

Available in: English

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Peru – Country Overview

Desk review of existing information on the sexual exploitation of children in Peru. 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.

by ECPAT International in 2021

Available in: English

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Peru – Briefing Paper

Peru ranked 12th out of 60 countries scored in the Out of the Shadows Index on the country’s response to child sexual exploitation and abuse. This ranking can be explained by its extremely robust legal and policy framework for addressing sexual exploitation of children. Nonetheless, action to prevent and respond to the sexual exploitation of children in Peru can still be improved.

by ECPAT International in 2021

Available in: English, Spanish

Indonesia – Legal Checklist: Key Legal Interventions to Protect Children from Sexual Exploitation in Travel and Tourism

The results of Indonesia’s assessment using the ECPAT’s ‘Legal Checklist on Key Legal Interventions to Prevent Sexual Exploitation of Children in Travel and Tourism’. It provides guidance for the Indonesian government on measures to improve their national legal framework on this topic.

by ECPAT International in 2021

Available in: English

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Global Boys Initiative: Sri Lanka Report

As part of ECPAT’s Global Boys Initiative, the Sri Lanka Report is the third 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.

by ECPAT International & PEaCE/ECPAT Sri Lanka in 2021

Available in: English

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