2020 02 19
2020 02 19
This is a post fromthe organisation Ecpat (https://www.ecpat.org/news/ezgi-yaman-the-child-10-award/)
Our ECPAT colleague from Turkey, Ezgi Yaman, is among 10 child rights advocates prizewinners of the Child10 Award 2020 for their work to end child trafficking in Europe.
Ezgi Yaman, theSecretary-General of ECPAT Turkey, has been working with the organisation since 2011, protecting and preventing children from being trafficked and sexually exploited. At ECPAT International, we are proud of her work and to learn more, we gave her a call.
We’re calling Ezgi onSkype from the ECPAT International office in Bangkok. The connection is not the best, but Ezgi’s smile shines through even the worst connection. She says she never expected an appreciation like this. For many years, she’s been giving counselling, support and training to sexually exploited children to empower them on how to protect themselves. The fact that her work and struggle are being appreciated gives her great motivation to keep up the good work.
– When you‘re working in the field of civil society, you never expect an appreciation. You do things that you feel areright, especially when it comes to child rights. There’s no need for external motivation for me because I’m always trying to do my best,’’ Ezgi says, adding she’s going to work even harder after this award ceremony.
Read the full article here: https://www.ecpat.org/news/ezgi-yaman-the-child-10-award/