ECPAT Child Alert acts to uphold the fundamental rights for children in Aotearoa New Zealand to be free from all forms of commercial sexual exploitation. This includes underage sex work, domestic and international trafficking, child marriage, survival sex and online sexual exploitation. We lead and participate in national and international activities that identify, prevent and address commercial sexual exploitation of children. This includes addressing issues around domestic and international trafficking of children for sexual purposes, online sexual abuse material and underage sex work.
Through research, specialist trainings, campaigning, advocacy, legal submissions, media releases, interviews and educational resources, ECPAT Child Alert has ensured that issues around the commercial sexual exploitation are addressed in law reform. ECPAT Child Alert works collaboratively with relevant sectors, government agencies and communities on the prevention of child sexual exploitation.