ECPAT-USA sadly acknowledges the passing of Joan Levy, a long-time friend, board member and Representative to the UN Department of Public Information. Joan was an active member of the ECPAT-USA board for more than twelve years. She was a regular presence at ECPAT-USA events, very often pitching in to support our work with good humor and a willingness to do whatever needed to get done. She was an ideal representative at the UN for ECPAT-USA. Thanks to her commitment to protecting exploited children, her knowledge about UN systems and the respect she gained from staff at the UN Department of Information she always had the answers that a small NGO needed to navigate the organization. Joan brought good humor, a positive attitude, strengthen and grace to the work she did for ECPAT-USA. She had a powerful concern for human rights and for protecting children from sexual exploitation. She will be very much missed.
Joan’s family has requested that the above post include a link to make a donation to ECPAT-USA in honor of her legacy of advocacy and generosity. You can give to our programs here.