Sexual Exploitation

ECPAT The Netherlands

ECPAT-NL exists since 1995 and as of 2003 is a cooperative with Defence for Children International The Netherlands. ECPAT-NL works closely with organisations in The Netherlands and internationally that are active against sexual abuse and exploitation of children. ECPAT-NL is supported by stichting Kinderpostzegels Nederland, Plan Nederland ( the former Foster Parents Plan), Mensen in Nood, Cordaid and Kerk in Actie, Kinderen in de Knel.

ECPAT-NL is raising awareness on commercial sexual exploitation of children in Dutch society. ECPAT-NL is also lobbying for adequate and effective law enforcement and prevention and healthcare programmes regarding the prevention of sexual exploitation of children at governmental and societal level. Also the private sector, like internet service providers and the tourism industry are addressed to take responsibility to protect children from sexual exploitation. ECPAT-NL has played an important role in the development, execution and monitoring of the Dutch National Action Plan 'Sexual Abuse of children'.

ECPAT International

ECPAT is a global network of organisations and individuals working together for the elimination of child prostitution, child pornography and the trafficking of children for sexual purposes. ECPAT was established in 1990 as a campaign to end child prostitution in Asian tourism. Nowadays ECPAT has widen the scope of its work to the issues of child pornography and the trafficking of children for sexual purposes and exists of more than 70 groups that are active in more than 60 countries worldwide.

For more information in English we would like to refer you to the english part of the website of ECPAT The Netherlands and the website of
ECPAT International  Among others you you can find the following items:

  • NAPS English Summary
  • Report of the Second World Congress
  • Outcome document Second World Congress
  • Outcome document regional meeting Budapest
  • Prevention and healthcare programmes
  • Code of Conduct for the tourism industry 

ECPAT Updates         

Who is doing what to protect children from sexual exploitation?
Global Monitoring Report - The Netherlands
- Click here to look at the Global Monitoring Report of other countries

Multi stakeholder training guide for combating trafficking in children for sexual purposes

- Click here to read the press release
- Download the training guide here. For the Russian version press here
- Download the questions and answers booklet here. For the Russian version press here

Research into trafficking in children in the
- Click here for the report 
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