This post was originally produced for Forbes.
The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation selected ECPAT International the recipient of the $1.5 million 2013 Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize on August 1, 2013. Hilton describes ECPAT as “the leading global network of organizations dedicated to stopping the commercial sexual exploitation of children.”
Executive Director Dorothy Rozga accepted the award on behalf of the organization, saying, “ECPAT is deeply honored to be selected to receive the prestigious Hilton Humanitarian Prize by its distinguished jury. Over the last 20 years the name ECPAT has become synonymous with action to stop the commercial sexual exploitation of children. The Hilton Humanitarian Prize is welcome recognition of the pioneering role ECPAT has played to bring this issue to the world’s attention. The Prize is also an impetus for ECPAT to accelerate action as we seek to build a world where no child is a victim of child prostitution, child pornography or trafficking for sexual purposes.”
On Monday, December 16, 2013 at 7:30 PM, Rozga will join me for a live discussion about the battle to end the commercial sexual exploitation of children.
Tune in and listen while you work.
A bit more about ECPAT:
ECPAT International is a global network of organizations dedicated to ending the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC). ECPAT focuses on the three key manifestations of CSEC; child prostitution, child pornography and the trafficking of children for sexual purposes. ECPAT began as a regional campaign in 1990 after researchers at a tourism consultation in Thailand first exposed the degree to which the prostitution of children was growing in parts of Asia. Today, the ECPAT network is comprised of an International Secretariat based in Thailand, together with 81 member organizations in 74 countries. For more information, please visit www.ecpat.net.
This interview is part of a series that will examine what can be accomplished in the fight to solve the world’s biggest challenges within the next thirty years. The solution to every big problem also presents opportunities entrepreneurs will exploit to change the world. From this series of interviews, a book, working title: Thirty Years to Peace, will emerge.