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ECPAT joins Civil Society and Child Rights Organisations in an Open Letter to the European Union
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ECPAT joins Civil Society and Child Rights Organisations in an Open Letter to the European Union

PRESS RELEASE: 18 November 2022  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  ECPAT joins Civil Society and Child Rights Organisations in an Open Letter to the European Union — “We must make the Internet a Safe Place for Children”  BANGKOK—Every single day, children’s rights to protection from sexual abuse and exploitation online are violated. An overwhelming 85 million images…

Global Boys Initiative: Bolivia Report Launch Event 27 September 2022
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Global Boys Initiative: Bolivia Report Launch Event 27 September 2022

Paving the way forward with recommendations to protect sexually exploited boys in Bolivia Bolivia—As part of the Global Boys Initiative, ECPAT International and Consortium ECPAT Bolivia launched the Bolivia report on 27 September in La Paz, Bolivia.  The event marked a ground-breaking step forward for Bolivia, its government, and care workers engaged with youth and…

Human Trafficking Prevention at American Airlines
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Human Trafficking Prevention at American Airlines

Northampton, MA –News Direct– American Airlines American has become an industry leader in combating human trafficking and child exploitation. We have mandatory human trafficking awareness training for our frontline, customer-facing team members — including flight attendants, pilots and airport customer service representatives — as well as for team members with international purchasing responsibilities. This training…

Launch of the Disrupting Harm Report for South Africa on Technology and the Sexual Exploitation of Children
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Launch of the Disrupting Harm Report for South Africa on Technology and the Sexual Exploitation of Children

PRESS RELEASE   South Africa, 4 November 2022 BREAKING—New report shows that social taboos and stigma around discussing sex may make children vulnerable to online sexual exploitation and abuse in South Africa Country Overview The ground-breaking Disrupting Harm in South Africa report found that social taboos and stigma around discussing sex may increase children’s vulnerability to…

In Conversation: On the sexual exploitation of boys in Bolivia
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In Conversation: On the sexual exploitation of boys in Bolivia

In August 2022, ECPAT International published the Global Boys Initiative: Bolivia Report, the eighth in a series of ten country reports that explores the underreported issue of the sexual exploitation of boys.  In an interview with Estudio Abierto, Francesco Cecon, ECPAT’s Head of Global Boys Initiative, discussed the importance of raising awareness about the sexual exploitation of…

Launch of the Global Boys Initiative: Boys In India Report
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Launch of the Global Boys Initiative: Boys In India Report

How are poverty and gender–biased child protection laws placing boys in India at risk of sexual exploitation?  INDIA—In collaboration with STOP India, ECPAT International is proud to announce the release of the latest report from the Global Boys Initiative: India Report. This is the ninth in a series of ten country reports that explores the…

Police training on Human Trafficking and Child Protection – Imphal Free Press
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Police training on Human Trafficking and Child Protection – Imphal Free Press

A one-day training programme was organised by FXB India Suraksha, in association with Churachandpur district police, on Thursday with the objective to strengthen police response mechanism to effectively handle cases of human trafficking and child victims. The event also included discussion on the existing laws related to child protection and human trafficking whereabout 15 police…

Child trafficking victims speak out against Britain’s ‘distressing’ and ‘retraumatising’ immigration system, in a new report calling for ministers to ensure victims’ rights are upheld  – Morning Star
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Child trafficking victims speak out against Britain’s ‘distressing’ and ‘retraumatising’ immigration system, in a new report calling for ministers to ensure victims’ rights are upheld  – Morning Star

CHILD trafficking victims have spoken out against Britain’s “distressing” and “retraumatising” immigration system, in a new report calling for ministers to ensure victims’ rights are upheld. The 12-month study is the first to draw on the experiences and opinions of 31 young victims of modern-day slavery and trafficking, whose voice researchers say, have been “missing from the…

Children being trafficked to live in slavery in Ireland as survivors call Ireland a ‘haven’ for traffickers
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Children being trafficked to live in slavery in Ireland as survivors call Ireland a ‘haven’ for traffickers

SURVIVORS of human trafficking have described Ireland as a “haven” for traffickers, with a “huge number” of them exploiting women, children and men. Child trafficking is not just confined to …