Against Violence and Sexual Exploitation


Act! arises as a joint action among professionals organizations

working specifically in the field of sexual exploitation and human trafficking.

We are a diverse network of associations, characterized by strong capacity of outreach, 

carrying out activities related mainly to:


gender based violence 

sexual exploitation and trafficking 

victims identification and supports 

According to the UNODC Global Trafficking in Persons Report (2018), the number of victims is increasing.

If we specifically refer to youth, there is limited research surrounding the sexual trafficking of women and girls facilitated by social media, however, evidence suggests that social media play a significant role.

To help you raise awareness about child sexual exploitation Act! consortium has compiled a range of free campaign materials that can be uses to educate, inform, raise awareness among young and vulnerable people.

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According to these assumptions ActUp! aims at:


the quality, the professionalism, and the competencies of youth organizations and youth workers in prevention and resilience’ techniques addressing youth on sexual exploitation and trafficking.


the role of ICT in human trafficking and sexual exploitation to promote a strategic use of social media for youth organizations campaigning and prevention facilitating vulnerable youth access to information.


strategic cross-border cooperation and networking between youth organizations, private and public sector and facilitate the use and dissemination of innovative techniques and tools.


A sexual exploitation campaign toolkit of printable and web resources that can be freely  dowloaded and used.


The Social Campaign


ACT! project developed a Social Campaign that you can see (and share!) on the ACT! Instagram profile.

When we speak as one, more people listen. Follow our page and help us share the campaign!

Printable Resources


  • Printable Trifold  Brochure ENGLISH version (PDF)
  • Printable Trifold  Brochure ITALIAN version (PDF)
  • Printable Trifold  Brochure SPANISH version (PDF)
  • Printable Trifold  Brochure FRENCH version (PDF)

Fact Sheets on Youth Sexual Exploitation:



This document provides updated recommendations for local, national, international authorities and private sector regarding sexual exploitation and human trafficking.

Read or download


Artworks by Margarita Brum 

Network of organizations

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The European Commission supports the ACT! Project through the ErasmusPlus Program. This website reflects the views only of the author(s), and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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