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Two Minor Boys on the road of Execution in PAKISTAN

April 4, 2003 · 

Two minor boys, Muhammad Rafique and Sohail Fida are on death row having been awarded capital punishment by a court in the Swat district of Pakistan. Though capital punishment is abolished in Pakistan, under Pakistan’s Juvenile Justice System Ordinance 2002, these two minor boys do not fall under the jurisdiction of the ordinance and are […]

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The Thriving Trade in Baby Girls Continues Unstopped in BEIJING

April 4, 2003 · 

28 little girls found by police on a bus enroute to rural areas in Beijing in an attempt to satisfy Chinese families seeking a daughter, a servant or a future bride for their son. None older than three months, packed in nylon tote bags aboard a long distance bus, is a striking a tragic example […]

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Ecpat: Child Sex Abuse And Social Customs [Study]

January 30, 2003 · 

A recent report released by the Bangkok-based international child protection campaign group, ECPAT (End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes), found that socially accepted customs are being used to shelter child sexual abuse in various countries. The report highlights that though child marriages are unlawful in many countries, they are […]

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The Younger The Better: 19,250 Children Trapped In Cambodia's Sex Industry

January 30, 2003 · 

A UNICEF survey concluded that 35 percent of Cambodia’s 55,000 prostitutes are children under the age of 16. The oldest girls in the sex industry today are teenagers, says Sao Chhoeurth, who works with AFESIP, a French NGO that rescues and rehabilitates child prostitutes. With recent media attention on  pedophiles such as Gary Glitter in […]

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246 Million Children Working During World Days For Children

November 29, 2002 · 

19 November 2002 – Almost a quarter of a billion children are working as child labourers today during the World Day for the Prevention of Child Abuse, and will continue toiling tomorrow on Universal Children’s Day. Despite the world’s promise to care for every child, the scourge of child labour still leaves countless children deprived […]

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Briefing Highlights Needs Of Child Trafficking Victims

November 3, 2002 · 

ECPAT-USA recently held a very successful briefing in support of the launch of our new report, International Trafficking of Children to New York City for Sexual Purposes.  Presentations by representatives from UNICEF, the FBI, the Garbriella Network and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops were followed by a discussion about the unmet needs of trafficked […]

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Ensuring Global Justice For Children Beyond Borders

November 2, 2002 · 

In August 1996 Canadian government delegates and representatives from non-governmental organizations (NGO) were invited to participate in the first World Congress against Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in Stockholm, Sweden. Canadian participants went into the conference with the belief that it was Canadian offenders committing acts against foreign children who should be of concern. What […]

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Raising Awareness About Sex Tourism In Mexico

November 1, 2002 · 

An estimated 16,000 child prostitutes are found in Mexican tourist destinations and border cities. In response, in September, a vigil was held on the Mexico-U.S. border in Nogales, Arizona, organized by Arizonans for the Protection of Children, a member group of the U.S. Campaign Against the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children. ECPAT-USA co-sponsored the event […]

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Child Sex Tourism Campaigns: The need for dialogue on indicators and evaluation strategies

October 2, 2002 · 

ECPAT should congratulate itself. No other human rights or environmental campaign has influenced the international tourism industry in the way that the campaign against child sex tourism has done. ECPAT groups have been at the forefront of campaigning and some of the first leaflets and posters ever produced 10 years ago were by PEACE in […]

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ITALY GATEWAY TO EUROPE FOR CHILD SEX SLAVES

August 12, 2002 · 

Rome — Italy is a main gateway into Europe for children sold into sex slavery, lured from poverty into a trade worth US $7 billion a year world-wide, delegates at a conference on child trafficking were told. Each year some 6,000 children aged between 12 and 16 are victims of child trafficking, according to a […]

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