What kind of protection is offered to children against commercial sexual exploitation in Belgium? What are the possible improvements of the system?

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ECPAT Belgium’s assessment of the situation in Belgium, is now available in English.

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ECPAT Belgium is proud to announce the launch of its new website “I say STOP!” on November 6th in the presence of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, M. Didier Reynders.

More than a news platform, this website is to become a real tool to fight sexual exploitation of children. Among other things, it will allow Belgian travelers or tourism professionals working abroad to easily alert on sexual abuses of children that they could witness.


But this new tool will benefit from even more potential ! Five actions, like the five fingers of the “I say STOP !” hand are to be offered to anyone willing to act against violations of the rights of the child : I report, I intervene, I testify, I support and I relay.

“I say STOP !” will take over, with innovative form and content, the old website “Stop Child Prostitution” and is directly mentioned on the pioneering European alert platform

This website is an initiative of the STOP Group, composed of the Police, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Justice, the Tourist Industry Federation, the Belgian Carriers Federation, Plan Belgium, Child Focus, the Samilia Foundation and ECPAT Belgium. It has been developed by

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In preparation of the World Cup, the working group “Stop Child Prostitution” launches a new national campaign against the sexual exploitation of children for travelers going to Brazil, specifically to supporters who are attending the World Cup. The sexual exploitation of children is an alarming phenomenon in Brazil. The exceptional rise in tourists during this global event creates an increased risks of the sexual exploitation of children.

The partners of the “Stop Child Prostitution” campaign want to remind the travelers that if, on the spot, they are witnesses of the sexual exploitation of children, they can call the number 100 to directly report all cases of sexual exploitation to the Brazilian authorities. It is also possible to report the cases of sexual exploitation upon arrival in Belgium, or by the Belgian police using the link eCops through the site or through the contact point

Press Release Stop Child Prostitution (in French)

FAQ World Cup and Child Sex Tourism

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The Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff announced the new law against sexual exploitation of children. She stated that “from now Brasil has a strong legal instrument in the fight against sexual exploitation of children and adolescents”. The law is a response to all complaints and grievances that were expressed by Brazilians over the last years.

This law punishes those who regularly sexually exploit minors and vulnerable people and who promote child prostitution. This new law also integrates higher penalties for these kind of crimes. It was adopted by the Chamber of Deputies of Brazil.

Article: Rousseff applauded a Law condemning sexual exploitation of children

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