|ECOSOC Status:||Special Consultative|
|Type:||NGO working on Crime|
|Address:||328/1 Phayathai Road
|Region:||Southern and Eastern Asia|
||ECPAT is a global network of organisations and individuals working together to eliminate child prostitution, child pornography and the trafficking of children for sexual purposes.
The ECPAT network is composed of 80 ECPAT groups based in more than 70 countries all over the world. The International Secretariat is the administrative and coordinating unit of ECPAT International and is based in Bangkok, Thailand.
ECPAT advocates for the adoption of effective anti-trafficking legislation that criminalises the traffickers rather than the victims. Based on a child-rights approach, ECPAT supports programmes that, address the root causes of child trafficking, develop measures for improved implementation of laws against child trafficking, and provide quality assistance to child victims. ECPAT projects to prevent trafficking include situational analysis studies; awareness raising campaigns targeting communities, potential victims and the public to address overall demand; education for children and vocational training and income generating opportunities for older vulnerable adolescents or victims of trafficking; establishment of children support groups and other child and youth led awareness and advocacy initiatives; and the creation of help-lines that provide information to potential migrants (children and adults) about the risks connected with migration.