Children like these are trafficked for sex

Children like these are being sexually exploited

Children like these had their childhoods stolen


Most importantly, children like these need your help.


The number of innocent and vulnerable boys and girls who each year fall prey to commercial and sexual exploitation around the world is frightening.  It seems as though the numbers are so many that there is little that can be done.  Many of us shrink away from the problem because we wonder if anything can be done.  However, there is one organization that has taken a strong stand to address the root issues that destroy the lives of these children.


ECPAT-USA is standing at the forefront in pioneering systemic world-wide reform of not only laws but also in raising awareness of the issue and advocating for the many needy victims.  ECPAT-USA is actively developing policy for private companies, law enforcement, and government bodies to fight the problem.  The goal is simple - legislation that protects the victims and penalizes the traffickers and exploiters.


How successful has ECPAT-USA been?  As the leading global network of organizations dedicated to stopping the commercial sexual exploitation of children, ECPAT received the 2013 Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize.


Please take one more look at the children above.  Young people trapped in sex trafficking cannot ask for your help.  ECPAT-USA is their voice and in hearing their pleas, you can make a difference in their lives.  You can start by helping us help them.  Your gift of $50, $100, $500, or more will protect boys and girls from exploitation.  Please join our family and help make a difference.


On behalf of these children, thank you for your thoughtful consideration.


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30 Third Ave., Suite 800A 

Brooklyn, NY 11217




Carol Smolenski

Executive Director



Notice: ECPAT-USA is a human rights organization with a policy of not using images of commercially sexually exploited children in our materials. The young people depicted above are models.   



News Alert

December 11, 2013

Children Need Your Voice!


In June a provision extending the Safe Harbor law to include 16 and 17 year old victims of trafficking passed in the NY state legislature.  The law would offer counseling and services instead of jail time to these young victims.  If Governor Cuomo does not sign it December 31st of this year, the bill will expire.


We need your voice and support to create the change that we need to see.  By advocating for the signing of this provision by the Governor, you can demand justice and protection for the innocent victims of sex trafficking.  Please sign the petition below.  If he does not sign before the end of this legislative session, all of your past efforts advocating for its passage will be lost and the bill will die.


Please sign this petition to Governor Cuomo to urge him to sign the Safe Harbour provision into law by December 31st.

NYC Shopping Fête to Benefit ECPAT-USA Tomorrow Night! 


Please join Ana Morse for a shopping fête to benefit ECPAT-USA. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvers to be seved.

Thursday, December 12th, 6-9 pm

Calypso St. Barth
Tribeca Boutique
137 West Broadway
New Yock City

Find the perfect gifts or treat yourself!

Guests will enjoy 10% (some restrictions apply) off their purcahses and 10% of sales will benefit ECPAT-USA. 

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Executive Director

Carol Smolenski



Our projects range from raising awareness of youth and the general public, to working with legislators and businesses to engage them in preventing trafficking of children. Click here to donate now.

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