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October 23, 2012

ECPAT-USA: Buy Art Not Kids is a huge success

The Presbyterian Human Trafficking Roundtable joined our partners at ECPAT-USA at ECPAT-USA’s second annual fundraising event “Buy Art Not Kids” event last night.  I was glad to join Tony De La Rosa- Interim Executive Presbyter of the Presbytery of New York City, Lisa Anderson- Director, Women’s Multifaith Programs at Auburn Theological Seminary, Alpha Brown- Presbyterian Women of the Presbytery of New York City and others in celebrating art and ECPAT-USA’s work.

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) joined ECPAT by sponsoring this event. To learn more about PC(USA) work on human trafficking, please visit the Human Trafficking Roundtable.   ECPAT is a network of organizations and individuals working together to eliminate the commercial sexual exploitation of children around the world. It seeks to encourage the world community to ensure that children everywhere enjoy their fundamental rights free from all forms of commercial sexual exploitation.

Categories: Advocacy, Current Affairs, Human Rights, Human Trafficking

Tags: child pornography, child prostitution, commercial sexual exploitation of children, ecpat-usa, sex trafficking


  1. I give thanks for your PW group's commitment to address the trafficking and exploitation of children. Here is ECPAT-USA's Web page for online giving: http://ecpatusa.org/take-action/donate/. ECPAT-USA does great work and is a very strong partner of the PC(USA). Ryan Smith of our ministry is one of two Presbyterians on their board. Here are two other opportunities to support efforts to end trafficking. The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) addresses issues of human trafficking through the work of the Human Trafficking Roundtable. Gifts to support that work can be made at: http://www.presbyterianmission.org/give/E052101/ TassaTags are a great fair-trade product that supports women and children and provides an opportunity for education on child trafficking: http://tassatag.org/.

    by Mark Koenig

    PC(USA) Staff

    December 17, 2012

  2. Our Presbyterian Women's Group would like to contribute to ECPAT. To where do we send donations ? Thanks.

    by Carolyn Baillie

    December 17, 2012

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