Child trafficking happens here, too.
Human trafficking has been reported in all 50 states and it's happening now: in our communities, on our streets, and in our schools. We're calling on you—students, parents, teachers, community members, and active citizens—to educate yourself on this issue and help us put an end to this unconscionable crime.
Our mission is to protect every child’s basic human right to grow up free from the threat of sexual exploitation and trafficking.
ECPAT-USA is the leading anti-trafficking policy organization in the United States. As a member of ECPAT International, ECPAT-USA belongs to a network of organizations in 88 countries all working together to end the commercial sexual exploitation of children.
We do this in 4 primary ways:
We empower youth to take the lead against human trafficking by equipping them with the knowledge and tools necessary to help them become activists against this terrible trade.
We advocate for federal and state legislation that prevents exploitation, protects children, and guarantees that any child who is subjected to sexual slavery or sex trafficking will not be prosecuted in the courts for prostitution.
We promote corporate responsibility among private companies with a strong focus on the tourism sector.
We educate first responders and ordinary citizens about this issue so that they can identify victims and join us in the fight to better protect children.