For twenty years ECPAT has been at the forefront of raising awareness and advocating for actions to protect the estimated 200,000 to 300,000 children in the United States at risk of being sexually exploited.
Since its founding in 1991, ECPAT-USA has led national efforts to protect children from sex trafficking, including sponsoring national preparation for the World Congresses against Sexual Exploitation of Children and coordinating NGO responses to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child.
ECPAT-USA has worked to pass legislation that decriminalizes child prostitution and provides social services for victims. In the past two years New York, Connecticut, Vermont, Illinois, Minnesota and Washington have passed such legislation.
ECPAT-USA trains law enforcement agents, tourism company workers, and service providers to increase their capacity to recognize and report incidents of the sexual exploitation of children.
ECPAT-USA has enlisted the support of the Carlson Companies, Delta Air Lines, Hilton Worldwide and Wyndham Worldwide Corporation as signatories of the Code of Conduct for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation in Travel and Tourism.
Our Twentieth Anniversary Celebration will commemorate our successes, layout our plans for fighting child sex trafficking in the coming year, as well as premiere a special performance by Project Girl Performance Collective, a non-profit that specializes in giving teenage girls a voice to speak about issues that are affecting women and girls on a local, national, and global levels.
You can purchase tickets for our twentieth anniversary celebration through Network for Good, as well as by sending us a check to the following address:
157 Montague Street
Brooklyn NY, 11201
Please note that no paper tickets will be mailed to you, your name will be put on a list at the check-in to the event, which will be held at 809 United Nations Plaza, NYC.