The Global YPP is implemented in partnership with local ECPAT member organisations in 12 countries across Africa, Eastern Europe, East Asia and Latin America.
The YPP partner organisations were selected for their demonstrated commitment and experience in conducting child and youth participation programmes against the commercial sexual exploitation of children.
Young people play an important role in the implementation of the YPP and are directly involved in the project as Youth Motivators, Peer Supporters and active participants in the Micro-Projects. They work to raise awareness and lobby against the commercial sexual exploitation of children at the community and national levels.
The global nature of the program also allows young people to share information with their peers around the world and learn from each other’s experiences and good practice, while at the same time, providing individualised support to prevent their local peers from becoming trapped into sexual exploitation.
The ECPAT groups involved in the Global YPP come from across the globe, and include:
Association Enfants, Jeunes et Avenir (ASSEJA)
Child Protection Alliance (CPA)
World Association for Orphans (WAO-Afrique)
CCF – Moldova children, communities, families
International Women Rights Center - La Strada
Center for Public Opinion Research El-Pikir
ONG Raices and ONG Paicabi
Research Centre for Family Health & Community Development (CEFACOM)