Through regular preventive actions with professionals such as tourism professionals, lawyers, guardians, our awareness actions highlight the realities of child sexual exploitation in order to stop abuses.
Our cornerstone is to position children and youth victims at the centre of our movement. Making their voices heard in our studies, strategic choices and actions is essential to stay connected and attentive to their needs.
The fight against the sexual exploitation of children must be carried out together. Therefore, ECPAT Belgium mobilizes its partners and civil society as a whole to protect children.
members of ECPAT International
children benefiting from our projects
professionals trained each year
partnerships with hotels and tourism schools
petitions against child trafficking
I say STOP !
When abroad, have you ever noticed suspicious situations of child sexual exploitation? Do not look away, report them on the website I say STOP!
Every year 1.8 million children are sexually exploited worldwide. Yet the offenders are rarely arrested and prosecuted. Why ? Because very few cases are brought to the attention of the authorities. However, Belgian law makes it possible to prosecute any offender who has sexually abused children abroad.
When reporting, you help protect children in danger and you prevent other children from being exploited.
To report is to protect!
Every year, thousands of migrant children arrive in Belgium alone. Many of them have been subjected to violence and exploitation in their country, during the journey or upon their arrival. Yet, very few minors are recognized as victims of trafficking. Without identification, no protection.
Through the ReACT project (Reinforcing Assistance to Child Victims of Trafficking), ECPAT Belgium trains field professionals to detect exploitation cases among the minors they support. ECPAT Belgium also works with children directly, informing them, in a simple and clear language, of their rights in Belgium.