East meets West

How can the collaboration between ECPAT members from Eastern and Western Europe be strengthened? A very inspiring exchange of good practices on 16 May in Vienna, where ECPAT Belgium presented the (De)clic project.

Many ideas for joint projects emerged at the end of this session, which brought together about thirty groups from Europe and Central Asia.

ECPAT Belgium also gave a presentation on the European funding available, in order to find ways to make these future projects a reality.

ReACT training

A first! ECPAT Belgium trained 40 workers in the youth care sector to detect and react to cases of child trafficking.
Using interactive and participatory methodologies, different questions were discussed with the participants: what are the forms of trafficking encountered in Belgium? What indicators should alert? What procedure should be followed in case of suspicion?

This training is extremely useful because many child victims of trafficking are not identified by professionals in the field.

Our activity report 2018 is online!

420 trained professionals, 21 advocacy actions, 570 000 views on Youtube, find out more about ECPAT’s actions in 2018 to better protect children.

You were 600…

… to participate in our survey on the reporting of chid sexual exploitation in travel and tourism. Thank you so much ! The results will now be analyzed. Stay tuned!

12th European Forum on the Rights of the Child

“Where are we and where do we want to go? “These were the questions that guided the 250 participants from all over Europe during 2 days (April 3 and 4). Objective: to better protect the rights of the child. ECPAT Belgium is pleased that specific attention has been paid to the participation of children, particularly in the fight against sexual exploitation.

Déclic invites itself to Namur

Real pros! On 29 March, the 20 students trained by ECPAT Belgium led a workshop on online safety for the rest of the school. Engaging activities with a strong message. We talked about cyberbullying, intimate space, sexting, privacy but also how to secure your settings on social networks. Thank you to the Établissement de Sœurs de Notre-Dame in Namur for adopting the Déclic project.

 

Help child victims of sexual exploitation and win a prize!

Tourism has many positive effects on society, such as creating jobs or boosting the economy. Unfortunately, there are also negative effects, such as the sexual exploitation of children. Children have the right to be protected and we must act to protect them.

ECPAT Belgium is participating in a study organised by ECPAT Netherlands and the University of Leiden. A questionnaire was developed for people travelling abroad, for work or holidays. We invite you to complete our survey in French: https://bit.ly/2XrjsIM or Dutch: https://bit.ly/2IBPT3T.

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Regional ECPAT Europe Consultation

How to make the fight against the sexual exploitation of children a priority for the European Union? How can the collaboration between ECPAT members be enhanced in Europe?

On 4 and 5 March 2019, European ECPAT groups met in Berlin to develop effective strategies to end the sexual exploitation of children.

 

 

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Altervoyages Exhibition, Liege

From February 14 to 17, 2019, ECPAT Belgium was pleased to have a stand at the Salon Vert Bleu Soleil (Liège), THE Liège-based exhibition for holidays, tourism and leisure.

During these four days, several hundred visitors were informed of the existence of the “I say STOP! “This is a way of reporting any cases of sexual abuse of children abroad. On this occasion, several travellers told us that they had been questioned by certain situations abroad. They took the flyer “I say STOP! “thanking us for our work.

ECPAT Belgium also approached around thirty tourist operators (hotels, campsites, tour operators, travel agencies) and obtained new distribution channels for the campaign.

(Dé)clic starts in force

Remember the crowdfunding launched last June? Thanks to your support, ECPAT Belgium has been able to relaunch its activities on online safety for young people.

On February 12, we facilitated a one-morning workshop with 20 Secondary 5 students (Sisters of Notre-Dame School, Namur)

Through fun activities, we reflected together on the risks presented by new technologies, how to protect your privacy, especially on snapchat/instagram, what questions to ask before sending a photo, where to seek help if you are a victim of cyberbullying or sextortion. Students will now reflect on how to get all these messages across to the rest of the school during a workshop on March 29. And the ideas have already been put forward: we’ll keep you surprised!