What are the different forms of child sexual exploitation ? What are the consequences ? What does the law say and what tools exist to protect children ? ECPAT Belgium, in collaboration with Defence for Children International Belgium, successfully gave a training course on child sexual exploitation on September 17th in Mons.Read more
How are police interviews and therapeutic interviewing of trafficked children carried out ? Why is the role of the interpreter so important ? In the framework of the CAPISCE project, we had the chance to interview Nadia Ounifi (coordinator at the Federal Police) and Charline Malaise (psychologist at Esperanto) who explained the points of attention in their work with interpreters
The CAPISCE project aims to create training modules for interpreters working with child victims of human trafficking. Nadia Ounifi and Charline Malaise presented the central role that interpreters play in provinding interpretation that will guarantee the right of children to be heard and understood.Read more
On 17 September, ECPAT Belgium and Defence for Children International Belgium invite you to a training course to better understand and respond to the sexual exploitation of children. Click here for practical details.
“There is an urgent need for a national action plan to fight the sexual exploitation of children”. Ariane Couvreur, project manager at ECPAT Belgium, raises concerns in an interview with Sud Presse.
With all the necessary sanitary measures, ECPAT Belgium provided a training course on online safety at PAG-ASA, a center for victims of human trafficking. A big thank you to the participants for their motivation and enthusiasm!
Today we celebrate ECPAT’s 30th anniversary. What started as a campaign initiated by a small group of people to tackle child prostitution in Asia is now the world’s largest network dedicated to ending all forms of child sexual exploitation, including 118 member organizations in 102 countries. This is an opportunity to take some time to recall the actions of the ECPAT network.Read more
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the world in an unprecedented way. If the world is currently slowing down, sexual predators never stop and are continuously adapting. Many factors induced by this sanitary crisis facilitate the perpetuation of violence, especially against children. What is the impact of COVID-19 on children? What can we do to protect them, especially from sexual exploitation and abuse?Read more
The ECPAT network has published a new study outlining quality standards for reporting lines for child sexual exploitation in travel and tourism. Since 2014, the platform www.dontlookaway.report has been increasingly successful. It now includes reporting lines from more than 20 countries around the world. In order for these websites to function and follow up complaints properly, members will now have to meet a number of quality criteria. The same applies, of course, to the Belgian site “I say STOP!“Read more
On March 2nd, representatives from governments, police, the travel and tourism industry as well as the civil society from 7 European countries came together to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Don’t Look Away Campaign during an international Expert Meeting of the EU-Project “Alert Actors Report” that took place in Berlin (Germany) to end sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism.