Entries by Aurélien Coussement

New report on commercial sexual exploitation of children in Brazil

In the framework of the Don’t Look Away campaign, a new report on sexual exploitation of children in Brazil has been issued by ECPAT, Free a Girl, Terre des Hommes and Plan Nederland. It contains updated information on the nature and the extent of sexual exploitation of children in Brazil, mainly focussed on the cities where […]

Rousseff applauded a Law condemning sexual exploitation of children

The Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff announced the new law against sexual exploitation of children. She stated that “from now Brasil has a strong legal instrument in the fight against sexual exploitation of children and adolescents”. The law is a response to all complaints and grievances that were expressed by Brazilians over the last years. This law punishes […]

5e Training Make-IT-Safe

The 6th May, the fifth training of the Make-IT-Safe project was held, which enabled the group to discuss the different roman-photos/films established by the youngsters/coaches concerning respect, the right to image, sexting and passwords.   During the reunion, the dissemination of the project was discussed as well as the activities for parents and the sustainability […]

Establishment of a new European online reporting platform

Under the project “Don’t Look Away”, coordinated by ECPAT France, a new European platform for reporting cases of child sexual exploitation abroad has been created. This website enables individuals to report suspected cases of child sexual exploitation even if they are abroad through providing links to existing national online reporting mechanisms. Where no national reporting mechanism exists, this […]

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Safer Internet Day 2014

At the occasion of the Safer Internet Day 2014, join our “Make-IT-Safe” peer experts to promote online safety and empower young people in order to become responsible digital citizens!     Press release (in French)   Copyright ECPAT Belgique « Stop à l’exploitation sexuelle commerciale des enfants »

International expert meeting Make-IT-Safe, Berlin

From the 7th to the 8th of February an international expert meeting has been held in Berlin that gathered participants from the 5 countries involved in the project. This meeting was a great opportunity to exchange on the implementation of the project in the different countries. Per country, 2 peer experts, one coach, 2 experts […]

Cycling Against Human Trafficking!

Dans le cadre de la 7ème Journée Européenne contre la traite des êtres humains, ECPAT Belgique, la Fondation Samilia et l’asbl PAG-ASA accueillent les cyclistes de l’A21 Freedom Challenge à Bruxelles et vous invitent à les rejoindre Place du Luxembourg pour dénoncer la réalité de la traite des êtres humains. Freedom Challenge est le défi de […]

New report sheds light on trafficking for organ removal in OSCE region

VIENNA, 9 July 2013 – A research paper on trafficking for the purpose of organ removal – one of the least addressed forms of trafficking in human beings – was published today by the OSCE Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, Maria Grazia Giammarinaro. “Victims are unaware of the lifelong impact of organ […]

Tackling demand key to combating global human trafficking, UN rights expert stresses

31 May 2013 – The global scourge of human trafficking is being fueled by demand for sexual exploitation, cheap labour, human organs, illegal adoption and forced marriages, says a new report by an independent United Nations human rights expert.   “Measures taken by States to discourage demand have often focused exclusively on demand for commercial […]