Bringing to an end all forms of violence, abuse and sexual and economic exploitation of children.

Every child has the right to grow up in a safe and nurturing environment. Yet children all over the world are being harmed every day. An estimated 250 million children between the ages of 5 and 14 are working worldwide. Still another one million children every year are pulled into the multi-billion dollar commercial sex trade.

Child work and exploitation are not only the results of poverty – they also perpetuate poverty. Without an education, many children find themselves without better opportunities later in life. Many of them in turn will look to their own children to help supplement the family’s income. Find out here how people are working to break this vicious circle.

Stop Sex Trafficking of Children & Young People campaign

Human trafficking is the third largest and fastest growing criminal activity in the world. It is estimated that approximately 1.2 million children are trafficked domestically or across borders each year. In order to end this serious crime and abuse of children and young people, ECPAT and The Body Shop have formed a unique partnership to launch the global ‘Stop Sex Trafficking of Children & Young People campaign.” The campaign has the following three basic goals: 1. To mobilise concrete and long-term change and action against trafficking of children for sexual exploitation;2. To ensure that public awareness turns into a global voice that is heard by ordinary people and those with po...
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