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The International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children and ECPAT International team up to provide free, online learning to equip “Agents of Change” with the knowledge and tools to combat the sexual exploitation and abuse of children.

The International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (ICMEC) and ECPAT International – Ending the Sexual Exploitation of Children, have collaborated to create a free online learning series called the “Agents of Change.” This critical training program will equip child protection advocates in law enforcement, criminal justice, social services, and civil society with the knowledge, vocabulary, and practical tools to effectively prevent and respond to child sexual exploitation and abuse. 

“Children all around the world are being let down by the lack of understanding of frontline workers on how to adequately support and engage with child victims of sexual exploitation. With our course, we want to contribute to the solution and make that specific knowledge available to everyone who wants to learn.” Thomas Mueller, Acting Executive Director, ECPAT International 

ICMEC President & CEO, Bob Cunningham stated, “Our hope is that this free, online series will make information about child sexual violence widely accessible to child advocates around the world. By equipping champions for children globally with the most effective tools to prevent and respond to child sexual exploitation and abuse, we will move one step closer to creating a safer world for every child.” 

The course features the combined expertise of more than two dozen child protection experts from across the globe presenting on topics including: 

  • the human rights of children 
  • an introduction to violence against children 
  • child sexual abuse 
  • understanding the offender 
  • supporting children through a victim-centered approach 

Register for free now by clicking here

ICMEC and ECPAT are committed to equipping “Agents of Change” around the world who are all working towards our common goal of defending children against sexual exploitation and abuse. Join us and gain the tools and knowledge to better protect children from sexual exploitation and abuse. 

About the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children 
The International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC) is a non-governmental, non-profit organization working to make the world a safer place for all children by defending against child sexual exploitation, abuse, and the risk of going missing. Headquartered in the United States, ICMEC works with partners globally to develop research, technologies, and educational resources to aid in the search and recovery of children who are missing, fight online exploitation, and empower caring professionals, institutions, and communities to protect children from all forms of sexual abuse. For more information go to 

About ECPAT International 
ECPAT International is a non-governmental organization and the only children’s rights network that is solely focused on ending the sexual exploitation of children. With over 122 civil society organisations in 104 countries, together we advocate for a stronger legal environment to protect children, partner with the private sector to prevent their services from being misused, we research to better understand this crime, and we help survivors and victims’ voices to be heard in political decision making  – and to better understand their rights. For more information go to 

Mr. Fabio González Flórez   
ECPAT International 

Jeff Swingle
The International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children