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ECPAT Week - November 12-23, 2020

In view of the current health context and in order to give priority to the safety of all, we have chosen not to organize events in attendance this year for our “ECPAT Week”. As a result, we have extended the “Week” to several days.

But because it’s always as important to learn about what child sexual exploitation is to better combat it, this year we offer a whole series of events and information online. There’s something for everyone: webinars, podcasts, books, articles and online resources. And we will end the week with live movies and interactions with, among others, one of our partners in India.

Here’s this WEEK’s ECPAT menu:

Thursday, November 12, 2020 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Council of Europe is organising a webinar on 12 November, from 2pm to 4.30pm entitled ‘Preventing risky behaviours of children: images and/or videos of a sexual nature self-generated by children’. This webinar will focus on the issue of children taking and sending sexual images and videos to each other. This is a problem that all parents are aware of.

You will receive relevant information on the issue and prevention. The webinar is in English with French translation. Sign up by following this link.


On the same theme of these self-generated images, find the comic strip we created for young people in Luxembourg: in French here


and in German here.




For more information on children’s rights and more specifically on protecting children from sexual exploitation and abuse in Luxembourg,visit HERE.



We also offer you to learn, at your own pace, about the different forms of sexual exploitation that exist around the world and what can be done to combat it. So, in addition to visiting our website


and description of all our projects, you could listen to a series of Podcasts made by Ecpat International on different forms of sexual exploitation around the world called “Ending the Silence on Child Sexual Exploitation”. Choose the episode you’re interested in and click play: Click here to join the Podcast



National Geographic recently published a highly informative, shocking and moving article on trafficking for sexual exploitation in India and Bangladesh. The article follows two young girls in a rehabilitation centre for victims of trafficking and sexual exploitation. The article explains how they were trapped by people they trusted. Read the article for free by clicking here.



To learn more about the resilience of girls and boys who have survived sexual exploitation, which we will discuss in our debate on November 23, you can read the excellent 2018 issue of Anti trafficking review by clicking here.




If you like essays and research,then we offer “Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery” by Siddharth Kara. This book offers us an exhaustive analysis of modern slavery with a light on its most profitable form, trafficking for sexual purposes. He explains the various local factors and economic forces that give rise to this form of exploitation.

Would you rather read novels? Then we propose “Sold” by Patricia McCornick, which tells the story of a young Nepalese girl, trafficked in India and forced to be exploited in prostitution. However, it is recommended that you keep in mind that it is a work of fiction and that the end of the book does not necessarily correspond to the rescues as actually made by local actors. To understand how rescues and reintegration are really going, join us for our November 23 debate:

November 21-22, 2020

Join us for the screening of the documentary film “Not My Life” which we will offer online on the weekend of November 21 and 22.

This documentary is about human trafficking and modern child slavery. The film takes us to 13 countries and shows different forms of child exploitation, including, perhaps the worst, sexual exploitation. Not My Life gives a voice to survivors, as well as organizations like ours who fight trafficking and exploitation but also shows us the harsh testimony of a trafficker.

Fortunately, there are ways to combat these forms of exploitation. ECPAT Luxembourg invites you to watch the film on the weekend and join us for a roundtable discussion on Monday 23 November (see below).

To receive the link to see the movie, email


Monday, November 23, 2020

In response to the film seen over the weekend, we are organising the Monday, November 23 at 6:00 p.m. a debate with one of our partners in India on our project Mukti on the sexual trafficking of children in India, Bangladesh and Nepal, and our work on the prevention, rescue and reintegration of girls. We will start the debate where the film stops,that is, the essential work that is done after the rescue of the children. And how to prevent this crime in the first place.

Send an email to

to receive the link to the debate.

Date to be determined

Later in November, Time for Equality will present the film “Selling Children” online. In this film, the director, Pankaj Johar, seeks to understand how, in the world’s largest democracy, it is possible to buy and sell millions of children. The screening will be followed by a discussion with director Pankaj Johar.

The date is to be confirmed and we will keep you informed.