I am running the NYC Marathon this November (my first ever marathon) and I decided to run for an extremely important cause. The charity I chose is called ECPAT (End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and Trafficking of Children).
I chose this charity because I wanted to combat what I consider to be the most despicable, horrific and disheartening thing on earth.
Thank you so much for your support! It means so much!
Here is a bit of information about ECPAT:
A world in which no child is bought, sold, or used for sex.
To protect every child’s basic human right to grow up free from the threat of sexual exploitation and trafficking. ECPAT-USA does this in four primary ways:
ECPAT-USA advocates for federal and state legislation that prevents exploitation, protects children, and guarantees that any child who is subjected to sexual slavery or sex trafficking will not be prosecuted in the courts for prostitution;
ECPAT-USA promotes corporate responsibility among private companies with a strong focus on the tourism sector.
ECPAT-USA educates first responders and ordinary citizens about this issue so that they can identify victims and join us in the fight to better protect children.
ECPAT-USA empowers youth to take the lead against human trafficking by equipping them with the knowledge and tools necessary to help them become activists against this terrible trade.
ECPAT-USA is the leading anti-trafficking policy organization in the United States. ECPAT-USA belongs to an international network of organizations in 75 countries, all working to end the commercial sexual exploitation of children.