Tackling Child Sexual Abuse online & offline
Child Sexual Abuse within tourism and travel is offline and online: INHOPE and ECPAT join forces. As the possibilities for tourism and travel start to open up in many destinations across the world, we’re collaborating with ECPAT their reporting platform Don’t Look Away.
Combined ECPAT and INHOPE cover 28 countries around the world. We are partnering to promote reporting in order to combat the sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism. ECPAT and INHOPE are also both global organisations united in their aspiration of protecting children from sexual exploitation and abuse.
One of the big focusses on this joint project involves trying to encourage public reporting of suspicious activity encountered while abroad. By working together we want to make reporting sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism (SECTT) easier for the public by centralising reporting links.
“Removing child sexual abuse material requires tackling child sexual abuse, as a Network INHOPE represents 42 hotlines and 21 of our hotlines take reports of sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism. We are thrilled to be working with ECPAT on this year’s Don’t Look Away campaign to promote the need for the public to report suspicious activities while travelling. Abuse is both offline and online, this collaboration enables us to tackle both.” – Charlotte van Lanschot, INHOPE
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1.2 million children are estimated to be victims of sexual exploitation each year (International Labour Organization, 2017). The most common forms include exploitation in prostitution, online child sexual abuse, and trafficking for sexual purposes. You can help stop this cycle of abuse. Implement child protection measures in your business.
Raise awareness and don’t look away.
Child Sexual Abuse within tourism and travel is offline and online: INHOPE and ECPAT join forces. #StrongerTogether'