Special section: Child sexual abuse

You can access all the resources on the issue of child sexual abuse on this single page: news, documents, learning resources, discussions and experts

News

01 Feb 2019
The mother of a three-year-old girl has become the first person in the UK to be found guilty of female genital mutilation (FGM). The 37-year-old woman, from east London, was convicted following a trial at the Old Bailey. Her 34-year-old... Read more
10 Dec 2018
On December 10, a report with recommendations prepared by the focus group of Ukrainian children between the ages of 14 and 19 on the sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children was presented at the request of the Lanzarote Committee on the... Read more
20 Nov 2018
The blog of the Hungarian SOS Children's Villages published an interview with psychologist Andras Szoke, who talks about a fairly new therapy called Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. The therapy helps processing traumatic... Read more

Learning

07 Nov 2018
                      This ChildHub Academy online course is aimed at professionals who are involved in carrying out assessments where there are concerns about... Read more
15 Jan 2018
This e-course is designed for practitioners working with children and young people affected by sexual violence in order to help them develop particpiatory practices all through their work. The course is made up of an Introduction and six modules (... Read more
02 Nov 2017
Let's talk about sexual violence against children and its consequences. About children's right to participate. This webinar is designed for specialists, students and professionals and aims to reach an agreement on the terms used for... Read more

Library

31 Oct 2018
The present research looks at the main migration patterns and trends of internal and outward migration from Ukraine trying to assess the push and pull factors for regular and irregular migration which affect children. It focuses on the impact of... Read more
01 Jan 2018
Family for Every Child produced a report this year titled 'Caring for Boys Affected by Sexual Violence'.  This initial study sought to understand existing knowledge on the drivers of sexual violence affecting boys, and the existing... Read more
01 Jan 2018
Abstract. “Children, i.e. people between 0 and 18 years old, have human rights. This is undisputed and the Convention of the Rights of the Child is a sufficient indication of this fact. What remains problematic is what they can do with their... Read more

Multimedia

27 Nov 2018
Hintalovon Foundation in Hungary worked with a group of young Ambassador's to participate in the reporting to the Lanzarote committee. In 2018 the Committee started a thematic inquiry and the Hungarian young people have put together their own... Read more
08 Mar 2018
Usain Bolt will play in Unicef's Soccer Aid game in June. The Olympic sprinter will captain the World XI, while Robbie Williams heads up the England side.
17 Nov 2017
On 18 November, the Council of Europe will celebrate the 3rd edition of the European Day on the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse. Together with the Council of Europe digital parenting coach @DigiParentCoach Elizabeth... Read more

Child sexual abuse

[Bulgaria] Seminar on "Prevention of sexual exploitation of children and youth from residential services"
Date of publication: 2017
On 3rd September and 4th September, 2017, a seminar on "Prevention of the Sexual Exploitation of Children and Youth from Residential Services" was held in Pomorie, Bulgaria.
[Bulgaria] An Online platform for the prevention of sexual abuse and exploitation among students has been launched
Date of publication: 2017
Bulgaria is second in Europe in regard to human trafficking, and the most important cause for human trafficking is the sexual exploitation, imposed by new techniques and tactics, like "lover boy", with which violators and exploiters earn the trust
[Europe] Up to three quarters of children and youth face abuse, exploitation and trafficking on Mediterranean migration routes – UNICEF, IOM
Date of publication: 2017
UNICEF reports that "migrant and refugee children and youth trying to reach Europe face appalling levels of human rights abuses, with 77 per cent of those traveling along the Central Mediterranean route reporting direct experiences of abuse, explo
[Hungary] Girl becomes prostitute at 13, is fined by court at 15
Date of publication: 2017
The daily online paper Index published the article of Veronika Munk who writes the story of a 15-year-old girl.
Consultant - Drafting a model of a daily center for children victims of sexual abuse
Date of publication: 2017
Terre des hommes Kosovo is seeking to recruit a Consultant for the project “Child Protection SafetyNet Phase 3” for Drafting the model of a daily center for children victims of sexual abuse General conditions: Service Contract
[Hungary] Child prostitution is not the responsibility of the child victims, but of society
Date of publication: 2017
The prominent fact-finding blog "Kettos Merce" ('double standard') published a writing by Fanni Des who clarifies falsehoods and misconceptions around child sexual abuse.
Child Sexual Abuse: More than 100 victims in the past couple of years? [Video]
Date of publication: 2017
Publisher: ATV
Éva Kerpel, from Hintalovon Foundation talks about the phenomenon of child sexual abuse, in connection with the recent case discovered at the Bicske child care home.
*NEW* Social Workers Needed - Child Sexual Exploitation Team
Date of publication: 2017
Medicare first is seeking to recruit a new member to join their Child Sexual Exploitation team based in Central Manchester, and to assist youth who are susceptible to such danger, through their services.
[Hungary] There was no incident of sexual abuse at the Budapest children's care home
Date of publication: 2017
Back in September 2016 media was full of a news alleging that a care worker at the Budapest children's care home of TEGYESZ has sexually abused one of the children.
[Italy] U.N. agency: Sex trafficking of migrants spiking in Italy
Date of publication: 2017
According to UPI, the last three years has signified a 600% increase in the number of possible sexual exploitation cases featuring migrants seeking refuge in Italy, through passage of sea travel.

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