Our mission is to protect every child’s basic human right to grow up free from the threat of sexual exploitation and trafficking.

For the past two decades ECPAT-USA has been at the forefront of the fight to end the commercial sexual exploitation of children. We go to the source of the problem by fighting for new and improved laws, encouraging the private sector to do its part, and raising awareness among those who may be in a position to identify a child who is being commercially sexually exploited.

Fighting to abolish the commercial sexual exploitation of children is a complex challenge. The criminals who exploit children for commercial gain use sophisticated methods that are changing all the time. They know how to entice children and then keep them in the shadows to be sold for sex. ECPAT-USA and its team of staff, board members, and volunteers work tirelessly to fight this inhumane and criminal activity at the source.

“ECPAT-USA is excited to be a SilverLining affiliate. The support and advocacy we receive from this partnership helps us to continue our work combating the sexual exploitation of children here in the US. SilverLining provides us with valuable opportunities to educate tourism professionals and the traveling public about human trafficking and the commercial sexual exploitation of children. Through this partnership we can continually create more awareness and momentum in ending this human rights abuse. We look forward to a long and mutually successful partnership.”

Carol Smolenski
Executive Director, ECPAT-USA