ECPAT reached 30 years on the 5th of May 2020. This year certainly marks a major milestone in ECPAT’s history and provides a moment to remember and to celebrate that:
- ECPAT is the biggest global coordinated network of organisations solely focused on ending the sexual exploitation of children;
- ECPAT has firmly placed this issue onto the global, regional and national agendas;
- ECPAT has put together the biggest library of research and knowledge on all forms of child sexual exploitation in the world;
- ECPAT has challenged policies and laws that eventually has led to children being better protected;
- ECPAT has throughout, continued to give child victims and survivors a voice;
- ECPAT has supported and trained over a million staff within the travel and tourism sector.
With 118 member organisations worldwide, ECPAT will continue to do its very best to prevent child sexual exploitation from happening in the first place, and create safe havens for children escaping sexual abuse and exploitation.