Regional round-table to discuss sexual exploitation of boys organised by ECPAT

On 27th June, 2018, members from STOP attended regional round-table of south Asian representatives to discuss sexual exploitation of boys organised by ECAPAT INTERNATIONAL.

Besides large number of participants from India, there were participants from Bangladesh Nepal Sri Lanka and Afghanistan. The members from various organisations of the region engaged in discussion to understand the various forums and spaces and exploitation of voice takes place. The main aim of the round table was to understand the level and magnanimity of the issue in South Asia over all, as well as the countries represented at the round table.

Professor Roma Debabrata discussed the instances where boys have engaged in conversations as survival of the crime. Professor Debabrata also commented that the exploitation of both, boys and girls should not be taken as and I elements but one must focus to see the links between the two and understand the issue as a wider problem of the society. The team of Stop is thankful to check that International for inviting us at the round table.

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