Entries by ECPAT Belgique

New EU online privacy law may increase risk of child sexual exploitation

  London, UK – 1 December 2018 – Campaign groups say that proposed changes to European Union laws that govern Internet privacy could make it more difficult to identify online child sexual abuse imagery, which in the long-term could hamper efforts to track offenders and rescue victims. More than 30 child rights NGOs, including ECPAT International and eight […]

Rape without physical contact, is it punishable by law?

Yes, in a judgment of 25 September last, the Brussels Court of First Instance sentenced a man for rape of a minor, without the author having had any physical contact with his victim, the abuse taking place by means of a webcam. A verdict that will hopefully set a precedent because it sweeps away the […]

Rape without physical contact, is it punishable by law?

Yes, in a judgment of 25 September last, the Brussels Court of First Instance sentenced a man for rape of a minor, without the author having had any physical contact with his victim, the abuse taking place by means of a webcam. A verdict that will hopefully set a precedent because it sweeps away the […]

Petit Paul, a well-founded polemic?

For several weeks, critics have been hovering around the comic book Petit Paul, an adult book telling the story of a 10-year-old boy with a disproportionate sex. Because it illustrates extremely explicit sexual acts between a minor boy and adult women, this comic book rightly shocked many readers. Read more … 

Petit Paul, a well-founded polemic?

  For several weeks, critics have been hovering around Petit Paul, a comic book created by Bastien Vivès. This adult book tells the story of a 10-year-old boy whose particularity is that he has an oversized sex. Although he is not of sexual age, the main character “systematically finds himself in impossible and embarrassing situations“. […]

Jeudis de l’Hémicycle: Child Trafficking.

What is child trafficking and which forms does it take? What are the challenges but also the good practices in terms of identification and protection of child victims? These are some questions that will be addressed during a roundable co-organised by ECPAT Belgium and the French-speaking Brussels Parliament. The different topics will be explored through […]

Child Trafficking in the Heart of Europe

In the framework of the “Quinzaine de la Solidarité Internationale”, ECPAT Belgium and PAG-ASA have held an event to better understand child trafficking. The evening started with the documentary “Trafficking in the Heart of Europe”. The viewing was followed by an engaging Q&A featuring the co-director of the documentary (Sylvia Nagel) and field actors: Espéranto (center […]

Great success for Venise sous la neige

  You didn’t see the snow, neither did you see Venice but what the Philantroupe gave us was even better! A night filled with laughs, discussions and solidarity since the play was given in favour of DBA, CAP’TEN and ECPAT Belgium. Thank you for making this evening a wonderful success! If you would like to […]

Join the Blue Heart Campaign !

Did you know that 30 July is the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons? This year the focus is set on the protection of children against this crime. Because 1/3 of the trafficked victims worldwide are under 18. Because a transnational crime requires a transnational response Because exploitaion of children happens everywhere, also in Belgium […]