PEaCE – started as part of the campaign to End Child Prostitution in Asian Tourism (ECPAT), now known as ECPAT International. As one of the founding members, PEaCE has the honour of being a core member of this international network that works to ending the sexual exploitation of children. Therefore, we also have the alternative name –ECPAT Sri Lanka.
To create a society that protects and promotes the rights of every child and form an environment in which the safety and security of every child is assured.
PEaCE actively contributes, primarily, to the elimination of sexual exploitation of children and strives to promote the protection of children from all forms of abuse and exploitation.
Adhere to the principles of Rights of the Child, which is at the centre of our concern irrespective of creed, religion and gender.
A sensitive approach is crucial when talking to children who have been exploited and abused sexually. It is best to allow them to tell their story and show our empathy. We become the audience that listens to their experiences of pain, hurt and emotional changes.
Survivors of abuse and sexual exploitation are often hesitant to socialize with others. They may feel that the trauma they have endured is too sensitive for the public to understand. We try to understand and help them overcome their social phobia and assist them in getting back to society and rebuilding their lives while slowly infusing a sense of confidence in themselves.
Help is provided through our awareness programs for communities, officials and children themselves. We provide counselling, financial assistance for survivors and contribute for the revival of their lives.
PEaCE observes all laws and regulations governing NGO activity.
PEaCE provides a number of services for the various stakeholders involved in child protection. These stakeholders include children, parents, teachers, principals, district children’s councils, youth, community members, law enforcement agencies, government child protection agencies, other government institutions, the legal sector, the travel and tourism sector, the IT sector, the non-profit sector and more. Our services include the following: