ECPAT International has been announced as the winner of the 2012 Asia Democracy and Human Rights Award. The announcement was made at a press conference today by the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy Chairman Wang, Jin-Pyng.
Chairperson, Maureen Crombie, said: “This is a great honour for ECPAT International of which we are deeply proud. ECPAT originally began as a campaign against child sex tourism in Asia so to be acknowledged for our work in the region by the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy with this award is very special. Through this recognition our important work protecting the rights of all children, in Asia and around the world, to live free from commercial sexual exploitation will be further strengthened.”
The award was established by the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy in 2006 to encourage individuals and organisations that have made significant contributions to promoting democracy and human rights through peaceful means in Asia. ECPAT International will be formally presented with the award at a ceremony in Taipei on December 10th, International Human Rights Day.