Carol Smolenski

Co-Founder and Executive Director, ECPAT-USA

Carol Smolenski

Carol Smolenski is the Executive Director and one of the Founders of ECPAT-USA (End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes), a children’s rights organization that has worked for the protection of children from commercial sexual exploitation since 1991. At ECPAT-USA, she has developed projects against the trafficking of children in New York City, Mexico, Belize, and Brazil. As a national expert on child sex trafficking, Ms. Smolenski has spoken at numerous conferences and presented testimony in venues ranging from the New York City Council to the U.S. Congress to the United Nations.

“No child should ever be bought or sold in the sex trade anytime, anywhere. Our work is to create a world where every child is safe and cherished.”