Dorothea Czarnecki

About Dorothea Czarnecki

Dorothea Czarnecki has worked in the anti-human trafficking field for the last thirteen years in Latin America, Europe and South East Asia. She has an undergraduate degree in intercultural communication and a Ph.D. in social sciences in the field of commercial sexual exploitation of girls with focus on Guatemala from the University of Oldenburg/Germany. Among others, Dorothea has conducted research for the European Commission on child trafficking in Germany, for ECPAT Germany on German travelling child sex offenders in Cambodia and for UNICEF Vietnam on child online protection. Currently she is the anti-child trafficking and child protection officer at ECPAT Germany and its deputy director. Since 2018, Dorothea is the German representative for the Group of Experts on Responses to Violence against Children, Committee for the Rights of the Child at the Council of Europe, and the Vice-Chair on the Board of Trustees of ECPAT International.

Voluntourism – How to better protect children in destination countries

On March 9th 2018, child protection experts and representatives from the tourism industry came together for a penal discussion organized by ECPAT Germany and Tourism Watch during the International Tourism Fair (ITB) in Berlin. Voluntourism is a growing market; in particular, projects with children are highly popular amongst volunteers. However, there are very few procedures and tools in order to keep children in those projects safe. A growing number of […]