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
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
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

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

[Moldova] Social theatre play raises awareness of online child sexual exploitation 
Date of publication: 2017
On July 11 and 12, the premiers of the “Body of a Child”, a play produced by The COLISEUM Art Center to raise the awareness of the increasing risk of online child sexual exploitation, were held at “Gheorghe Asachi” High School in Chisinau.
[Afghanistan] Afghanistan outlaws sexual exploitation of boys
Date of publication: 2017
Rooted deeply within Afghanistan's history, is the traditional practice of "Bacha Bazi", which is constituted of sexual acts performed by older males on young adults and adolescent youth, strictly of the male gender.
Participatory Practice for children and young people affected by sexual violence
Date of publication: 2017
Publisher: LEAP/ChildHub
A downloadable workbook for the LEAP/ChildHub e-course: Particpiatory Practice for children and young people affected by sexual violence.
[Moldova] OSCE Mission to Moldova-supported Play Raises Awareness of Online Child Sexual Exploitation
Date of publication: 2017
“The OSCE Mission to Moldova is supporting the production of a social theatre play that aims to raise awareness of the increasing risk of online child sexual exploitation.
[United Kingdom] As a male survivor of child sexual abuse, I need you to know my story
Date of publication: 2017
Tim Verity, a journalist for The Telegraph, tells his heartbreaking story of his experiences and confrontations with sexual abuse that had occurred early within his childhood.
[United Kingdom] 1,000s of children rescued from slavery in England – report
Date of publication: 2017
A Russia Today article cites a recent report featured in the Daily Mail, which spotlights the mass enslavement of children and youth throughout England. 
Tea and consent [Video]
Date of publication: 2017
Publisher: Thames Valley Police
Thames Valley Police have highlighted the issue by promoting a cartoon comparing sexual intercourse to a well known British pastime – drinking a cup of tea.
[Croatia] Expert meeting was held with the subject "Girls as victims of sexual abuse"
Date of publication: 2017
With the financial support of the French Mediterranean Women's Fund, which promotes women's rights in the Mediterranean region an expert meeting was held on June 26 in Zagreb, Kaptol 27.
[United Kingdom] Rugby taxi drivers will be trained to spot child sexual exploitation signs
Date of publication: 2017
On Monday, June 26, the Rugby Borough Council rendered a positive decision that requires the borough's taxi services to complete training provided by Barnado’s on child grooming, in order to identify red-flags of potential cases of child grooming
Online Sexual Exploitation of Children: An Alarming Trend
Date of publication: 2017
Publisher: U.S Department of State
Due to the development and the increase of new forms of technology, online sexual exploitation of children is on the rise internationally, with estimations suggesting that tens of thousands of children around the world could be suffering from this

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