Stop sex trafficking of children and young people

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Presentation by Ariane Couvreur and Laura Bosch (ECPAT International) on the occasion of the EESC hearing on 'Protection of children against sexual abuse'

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Stop sex trafficking of children and young people

  1. 1. ECPAT International Ariane Couvreur (Belgium) and Laura Bosch (Netherlands)
  2. 2. Content <ul><li>Who we are. </li></ul><ul><li>What we do </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>international </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>in the Netherlands </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>in Belgium </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul>
  3. 3. Who we are: brief History <ul><li>ECPAT: Ending Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and Trafficking of Children for sexual purposes. </li></ul><ul><li>Mission Statement: </li></ul><ul><li>Global network of organisations and individuals working together for the elimination of CSEC (commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children) </li></ul><ul><li>From a regional campaign to a global NGO </li></ul>
  4. 4. What we do <ul><li>Fields of action: Prevention, Protection, Rehabilitation </li></ul><ul><li>Levels: International, Regional and National </li></ul><ul><li>Forms of sexual abuse: </li></ul><ul><li>Child Trafficking, Child Prostitution, Child pornography, Child Sex Tourism </li></ul>
  5. 5. What we do: Campaigns International Campaign with the Bodyshop: Stop Sex Trafficking of Children & Young People. Catalyse policy change and concrete action
  6. 6. ECPAT Bodyshop Campaign: Local Project http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fy5cp8cv3IY
  7. 7. ECPAT-Bodyshop: Dutch Country Report
  8. 8. ECPAT-Bodyshop: Petition handover http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hwry95-4r9c
  9. 9. What we do: in the Netherlands <ul><li>Training: child care workers, helpdesk for individual cases </li></ul><ul><li>Awareness raising: Youth Group, media action </li></ul><ul><li>Research: Quick Scan Human Trafficking in Children </li></ul><ul><li>Lobby: Petition handover, getting involved </li></ul>
  10. 10. What we do: in Belgium <ul><li>Stop Child Prostitution.be </li></ul><ul><li>Launched in 2004, 2007 and 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Partners from Ministries, Police, NGO’s and private sector </li></ul><ul><li>Goals : Raise awareness, Raise the number of reports </li></ul><ul><li>Means: Posters, leaflets, postcards, website www.stopchildprostitution.be </li></ul><ul><li>Network of the partners </li></ul>
  11. 11. What we do: in partnership with the tourism industry <ul><li>Code of Conduct for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation in travel and tourism. </li></ul><ul><li>Six Criteria: </li></ul><ul><li>Ethical policy </li></ul><ul><li>Train personnel </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce clause in contracts </li></ul><ul><li>Provide information to travellers </li></ul><ul><li>Provide information to local ‘key persons’ </li></ul><ul><li>Report annually </li></ul>
  12. 12. What we do: in partnership with the tourism industry http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ephOktn0qqg
  13. 13. What we do: Publications for the larger public <ul><li>FAQ’s on CSEC, Combating Child Trafficking, Child Sex Tourism </li></ul><ul><li>Protecting Children Online: an ECPAT Guide </li></ul><ul><li>Child Friendly Publications: Youth versions of FAQ’s, Youth Partnership Project on peer support. </li></ul>
  14. 14. What we do: Publications for professionals <ul><li>Training the trainer </li></ul><ul><li>Combating the trafficking in children: a training guide </li></ul><ul><li>Using Communication Media as a tool for campaigning </li></ul><ul><li>All care and protection publications </li></ul>
  15. 15. Conclusion <ul><li>Questions ? </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you for your attention </li></ul><ul><li>Laura Bosch – ECPAT Netherlands </li></ul><ul><li>(l.bosch@ecpat.nl) </li></ul><ul><li>Ariane Couvreur – ECPAT Belgium (arianecouvreur@ecpat.be) </li></ul>

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