ECA at The United Nations

From June 4-8, 2018 ECA met with officials from the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland to discuss what can be done for the Vatican to adopt and implement the 2014 recommendations of the Committee on the Rights of the Child and Committee Against Torture, building upon the brilliant work of Barbara Blaine, SNAP and CCR. A press conference was later held to officially launch the formation of ECA and during the visit of Pope Francis in Geneva, ECA organized a global campaign #ENDITNOW.


Here are the highlights of the campaign:

ECA’s community transmitted 2,128 tweets, 4 million times our tweets were printed, 600,000 people were reached, ECA displayed 75 pictures with different people and signs and #ENDITNOW was a trending topic in Ecuador.

ECA is on a mission to #ENDITNOW and we need everyone’s help to keep spreading the message of ECA: Ending Clergy Abuse. You can DONATE here to help us to keep up the pressure on the Vatican and sign up for our newsletter to get involved.

Ending Clergy Abuse (ECA) is a worldwide organization of human rights’ activists who focus on children’s and victims’ rights joining in common cause to compel the Church to end clergy abuse, especially child sexual abuse, in order to protect children and to seek effective justice for victims. ECA demands the end of the Church’s structural mechanism that allows abuse.

ECA held meetings with notable officials in Geneva to underscore the importance of Ending Clergy Abuse. ECA held a meeting with Gianni Magazzeni, at the OHCHR (Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights, United Nations) and with CRIN (Children’s Rights International Network). ECA also made a presentation at the meeting with the Committee of the Rights of the Child of the United Nations and held a meeting with Child Rights Connect.

ECA’s meetings underscored the need for the following:
1. To hold accountable the Roman Catholic Church in multiple arenas: providing data, mobilizing public opinion, by judicial and legislative actions to end clerical abuse, and to provide justice to victims.
2. To support and empower victims by assisting them to organize and contact local or global organizations to find help and demand for justice.
3. To network with organizations that investigate and research
about sexual clerical abuse and cover up.