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Stop sex trafficking of children and young people

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
  7. 7. ECPAT-Bodyshop: Dutch Country Report
  8. 8. ECPAT-Bodyshop: Petition handover
  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 </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 </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
  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>( </li></ul><ul><li>Ariane Couvreur – ECPAT Belgium ( </li></ul>