Our partners



Whether with other ECPAT members or with local associations, we defend the principle of partnership in action. According to this principle, each actor retains his or her autonomy, but agrees to pool his or her efforts to put an end to the sexual exploitation of children


ECPAT is the only international network of NGOs dedicated to the eradication of sexual exploitation of children. The network has 85 members in 77 countries. Member organisations, as independent bodies, retain their individual autonomy. However, all of them adhere to the ECPAT International Constitution and the Organizational and Political Regulations and Guidelines.


We have many partnerships with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the countries where we operate. But collaboration with civil society also takes other forms, including with community organizations, academic institutions, independent media or youth movements.


We put our expertise at the service of the authorities to strengthen them in the elaboration of policies relating to the rights of the child, or to open spaces for collaboration with civil society. These partnerships exist bilaterally, but also increasingly with regional or international organizations and forums. Collaboration with States also plays an important role in financing our activities.


It is at the United Nations that we focus our international efforts to promote children’s rights. We have strategic partnerships with the Committee on the Rights of the Child and with the services of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography. We have regular contacts with UNICEF, IOM, ILO/IPEC, WTO, UNICRI, UNHCHR, ECOSOC, UNESCAP, Interpol, the European Union, the African Union, and various other regional commissions.


The private sector also has responsibilities in the fight against sexual exploitation of children. This can take the form of sectoral standards, directives or campaigns. ECPAT has strong links with key sectors such as the tourism and travel industry, the Internet, media and communication. ECPAT also values the valuable support of its private donors.

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