Training on the sexual exploitation of children

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. 

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That’s a wrap !

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.  

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Save the date

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.

ECPAT in the media

“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.

Training during coronavirus

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!

30 years of fight against the sexual exploitation of children

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.

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COVID-19: Children at greater risk of sexual abuse and exploitation

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?

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Annual Report 2019

The activity report 2019 is online!

2019 has been a busy year for ECPAT Belgium: numerous training sessions, publication of research and opinion articles, strengthening our network and partnerships… Find out more about ECPAT Belgium’s actions and impact in our new activity report.

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What are the quality standards for child sexual abuse reporting websites?

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 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!

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