Consistent with ECPAT International’s vision, the vision of ECPAT France seeks to ensure that children everywhere enjoy their fundamental rights free and secure from all forms of commercial sexual exploitation.
Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) includes child prostitution, trafficking of children for sexual purposes, child pornography and sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism.
In accordance with the mission of ECPAT International, ECPAT France carries out advocacy actions to influence various stakeholders including policy makers and economic players, so as to promote the rights of children to live free from commercial sexual exploitation.
With a multidisciplinary approach and by considering the child’s environment, ECPAT France carries out actions on the ground to fight against commercial sexual exploitation in France and internationally, by fostering collaboration with national partners and stakeholders.
In its day-to-day operations and within the monitoring of its activities, ECPAT France wishes to share the following values:
Our vision of childhood and children
The best interests of the child: ECPAT France places children at the heart and core of its activities. It aims to take into account the best interests of the child into the definition of its programs and goals. The child’s perspective and respect is crucial to us.
Participation of children: children are considered as active agents of their own development and lives. The work of ECPAT France is to reinforce children’s capacity to take action in order to enable them to fulfil their life goals, in accordance with their life experiences and choices.
Nondiscrimination principle: ECPAT France supports every child, without any discrimination, in respect of their nationality, culture, religion, gender, ethnicity, physical and mental state or socioeconomic status.
Our vision of partnership
Cooperation: ECPAT France aims at strengthening cooperation with multiple partners and relevant stakeholders in the implementation of its activities in support of children. ECPAT France aims to do so in a complementary fashion, by promoting knowhow, in order to support and guide our partners.
Trust and respect: ECPAT France respects the vision and working methods of the partners it chooses to work with, and aims to establish a lasting relationship of mutual trust for the benefit of children.
Our work vision
Expertise: ECPAT France seeks to constantly conduct its activities with professionalism and high standards of quality. It also seeks to continually renew its expertise on CSEC.
Responsibility: ECPAT France aims to take into account the complexity of child “beneficiaries” situation and their needed long-term monitoring in the choice of its programs. We systematically consider the sustainability of our work when evaluating new projects in order to ensure the full realization of children’s life projects spared from sexual exploitation.