At ECPAT, our mission is to ensure that all children have the right to a childhood free from child sexual exploitation and abuse.
To do so, we believe that everyone - from teachers and caregivers to frontline workers and policy makers - learn how to properly listen to their needs.
Children feel safe to talk about their own experiences and struggles in the knowledge that adults will listen and protect them.
This World Children's Day, read some of the stories of young survivors of child sexual abuse and exploitation and our recommendations for policy makers, private sector companies, and case workers.
Only together we can truly ensure that children's rights are being upheld.
ECPAT is a global network of organisations working to eliminate all forms of sexual exploitation of children.