Save the date! By the name of Tania

To mark the 13th EU Anti-Trafficking Day, ECPAT Belgium invites you to attend the premiere of a powerful movie “By the name of Tania” on October 18, 19:00 at Cinéma Palace in Brussels. 

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The non-punishment of victims of trafficking finally inserted in Belgian law

Imagine a Nigerian minor forced into prostitution with false documents. Or children forced to commit robberies in organized gangs. While being victims of trafficking of human beings, these minors are also perpetrators of crimes committed under duress. Can justice prosecute them? Yes, but since July 1 2019, these victims can no longer be punished for offences resulting from their exploitation.

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I say Stop: it’s up to you to act!

Going on a trip abroad this summer? Stay alert and help us fight against the sexual exploitation of children even in another country!

James saw a tourist with a local teenage girl dancing intimately in Kenya.
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We have moved out!

Since August 1, ECPAT Belgium fights to end sexual exploitation of children from its new office in a co-working space located in Impact House.

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Sexual abuse of minors in the Church: the obligation to denounce, a real step forward?

On May 9, Pope Francis introduced a new decree into canon law requiring the denunciation of cases of sexual violence against minors. This text was eagerly awaited by the victims, does it keep all its promises?

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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.