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Bill of Rights for Child Victims of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

Following the first “Global Survivors’ Forum” organized by ECPAT International and which took place at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg on November 18th 2016, the “Bill of Rights for Child Victims of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse” was published.

This Bill of Rights is the result of a collaboration involving children and young people (most of them victims of sexual abuse or exploitation), as well as several local ECPAT offices. The results of the project demonstrated that one of the major barriers to children accessing justice is a low level of awareness of their rights. The Bill of Rights was therefore developed to inform children  about their right to effective access to justice and remedies.

In order to help professionals disseminate the tools, a Q&A has also been created.

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Global study on the sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism

A summary of the Global Study of ECPAT International on sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism, to which ECPAT Belgium contributed, is now available in French.

This study shed a new light on the phenomenon of sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism and debunked a few myths related to the offenders and victims, as well as on the places and circumstances in which the phenomenon may occur.

A child-friendly version is also available in French.

Global Study SECTT

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Didier Reynders says STOP !

Ariane Couvreur from ECPAT Belgium & Didier Reynders, Belgium's Foreign Affairs MinisterOn November 6, ECPAT Belgium held a press conference for the launch of its website I say STOP ! in the presence of the Foreign Affairs Minister, Didier Reynders.

This tool, a real innovation in the fight against sexual exploitation of children, received general support as well as the  special intervention of the Minister, who has extensively mentioned the importance and the crucial role of the I say STOP website.

M. Reynders was not the only one, many journalists as well as a very motivated collective including all the partners within the Group STOP and some financial sponsors came to the event to support the initiative.

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 Now.be.

Press articles from Metro and Libre Belgique
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ECPAT Belgique sur RFI

A l’occasion de la journée mondiale contre l’exploitation sexuelle des enfants, ECPAT Belgique a été invité à participer à l’émission “7 milliards de voisins” sur Radio France International pour parler de son travail, notamment contre le tourisme sexuel impliquant des enfants.

 

7 milliards de voisins

 

L’émission est disponible une semaine via le lien suivant.