ECPAT

Building a network to address the sexual exploitation of children

International
2016 - 2020

ECPAT is a global network of organisations in more than 90 countries that works to eliminate all forms of child sexual exploitation. Their activities range from supporting survivors to influencing Heads of States and partnering with multinational companies. ECPAT’s primary tools are advocacy and strategic research. The HDF-funded programme is working at global, regional and national levels to build and strengthen a network of organisations across Africa and South Asia to combat online and offline child sexual exploitation.


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What does ‘safer’ look like?

Already today children represent one third of all Internet users. While benefiting tremendously from connectivity for their education and entertainment, they are also exposed to major risks and threats online, including different forms of violence and exploitation, bullying, radicalization, and more.

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Tech companies report 100% increase in online child abuse photos and videos in 12 months

NYTIMES.COM | The Internet Is Overrun With Images of Child Sexual Abuse. What Went Wrong? Online predators create and share the illegal material, which is increasingly cloaked by technology. Tech companies, the government and the authorities are no match.

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TED talks ending violence against children

The challenge to end violence against children took centre stage at TEDSummit 2019 in Edinburgh. Howard Taylor, Executive Director of End Violence Against Children, explored the truly devastating scale of violence against children and the truly unprecendented opportunity we all…

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