ECPAT is the only children’s rights organization that focuses exclusively on ending the sexual exploitation of children. Today, we are a growing network, 110 members in more than 102 countries. With great satisfaction we participate that from March / 2020 there is officially ECPAT-Portugal the newest member of the international network ECPAT (https://www.ecpat.org/about-ecpat/where-we-work/)
Our main actions: to defend a stronger legal environment to protect children; raise public awareness, university students; partnering with the public and private sector; promote and stimulate research to better understand this crime and we help surviving victims.
ECPAT has the status of Observer to the United Nations and has a formal partnership with INTERPOL, and other agencies that defend and guarantee the rights of children. In May 2019, at the 33rd Assembly of the United Nations Human Rights Council, ECPAT International, with our collaboration, presented the Periodic Study on Portugal.