PREVENTION & AWARENESS
Through regular trainings with professionals such as hotel staff, lawyers, guardians, ECPAT Belgium raises awareness on this issue with the aim to prevent such abuses from being perpetrated.
LISTEN & INTEGRATE
Our cornerstone is to position children, youth, victims at the center of our movement. Making their voices heard in our studies, strategic choices and actions is essential to stay connected and attentive to their needs.
MOBILIZE & PROTECT
The fight against sexual exploitation of children must be carried out together. With its partners, ECPAT Belgium is acting on a daily basis to protect children.
members of ECPAT International
children benefiting from our projects
professionals trained each year
trained hotels and tourism schools
petitions against trafficking
I say STOP !
During one of your trips 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.
With your report, 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 accompany. ECPAT Belgium also works with children directly, informing them, in an accessible and clear language, of their rights in Belgium.