PEaCE - Protecting Environment and Children Everywhere
Launched in 1991 as a campaign, Protecting Environment and Children Everywhere (PEaCE) was established to support the global initiative of ECPAT International. ECPAT is an international network of organizations and individuals working together to eliminate child prostitution, child pornography and the trafficking of children for sexual purposes. PEaCE aims to foster collaborations among local civil society organizations and activists to broaden the spectrum of the child rights community to form a network for the protection of children from sexual exploitation.
As a registered non-governmental organization under the Voluntary Social Services Organizations in Sri Lanka, the main focus of PEaCE is the preventative aspects of the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC). In exploring this aspect, PEaCE targets aid to children and youth from the most vulnerable geographical areas in Sri Lanka. In collaboration with local groups and activists in these areas, PEaCE has been raising awareness, counselling mothers, monitoring the movements of child sex tourists, helping victims in court and assisting youth to engage in employment among other activities. PEaCE, since its inception, has been operational with the support of its donors.