How can minors be protected from sexual exploitation? ECPAT Belgium was delighted to present its prevention projects during a morning of reflection organized at the French-speaking Parliament of Brussels, around the “practices of cyberbullying with gender prisms”. The morning was punctuated by interventions, where each of them were very interesting. Thank you to the Université des Femmes for involving ECPAT Belgium in the programme.Read more
How can we ensure that reports of sexual exploitation of children abroad actually lead to investigations? At a meeting in Freiburg (7th-8th November), police officers and ECPAT groups from 10 European countries discussed this issue.Read more
A call for testimonies
Have you ever been disturbed by an adult’s behaviour towards a child/teenager? The gestures and the looks given seemed inappropriate to you, but you didn’t know how to react?
For our next communication campaign, we are looking for testimonies from people who have been faced with potential child sexual abuse situations.
Full room for the premiere of “By the name of Tania”! A film that did not leave the 120 participants unresponsive and gave rise to a captivating exchange on human trafficking, with the presence of the co-directors and the non-profit organisation PAG-ASA.Read more
Since October 2019, ECPAT Belgium has been a partner on the CAPISCE project (Child victims of trafficking: Access to Protection and Information based on their Specific needs during Criminal investigation and procEedings).
Professionals from the youth sector are on the front line in detecting potential cases of sexual exploitation and trafficking of children. Unfortunately, they are often too unequipped to identify signs of concern and take appropriate actions to protect victims.
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.
Going on a trip abroad this summer? Stay alert and help us fight against the sexual exploitation of children even in another country!