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

10 Jan 2020
Child abuse cases sometimes go unreported in Hungary due to lack of attention or in order to avoid conflict. Any physical, emotional or sexual mistreatment qualifies as abuse, and anyone who does not prevent or report it, qualifies as an... Read more
17 Dec 2019
The Family Secret, a documentary recently shown on Channel 4, raises awareness of a very important, but not well-researched problem: sibling sexual abuse. Some estimations say it is at least five times more prevalent than parent-to-child sexual... Read more
29 Nov 2019
At the end of November, a Council of Europe experts met the key stakeholders and authorities to identify gaps in legalisation, policies and practise of online and offline child sexual exploitation and abuse in Georgia. The main topics were... Read more

Learning

03 Feb 2020
A key topic of interest that emerged from scoping undertaken as part of the development of the University Network Children Challenging Sexual Violence (CCSV) is the need for standardised ethical guidance for doing participatory... Read more
30 Jan 2020
What is child to parent violence and abuse (CPVA) and how can we support families in this situation? Join us in an interactive webinar to explore the topic in details and learn methods to deal with it as a professional. Please write... Read more
25 Nov 2019
Enhance your knowledge of gender-based violence and the forms of domestic abuse Domestic violence is a global health issue that can take many forms and affect anyone. Health and social care professionals play an important role in recognising... Read more

Library

28 Nov 2019
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse published a research with young people into their views and experiences of online risks and sexual harm. The small-scale research included 213 young people aged 10-18, which means it is not... Read more
01 Nov 2019
The publication focuses on: Mechanisms to report CSAM; Strengthening governance structures and multi-stakeholder co-operation; Implementing specific legislative and policy frameworks to criminalise OCSEA, identify perpetrators and... Read more
11 Oct 2019
On the occasion of the International Day of the Girl Child, introduced by the UN in 2012 and celebrated yearly on October11th, Terre des Hommes launches again the “Indifesa” Campaign. This initiative aims at safeguarding education,... Read more

Multimedia

16 Oct 2019
On the 15th October 2019 Tunisia became the 45th state to join the Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse. The Lanzarote Convention is the most ambitious and comprehensive international legal... Read more
15 Oct 2019
The Regional TV spot is produced in the framework of the J/TiP project "Improving provision of services and raising awareness to combat Trafficking in Persons in the Balkans, Albania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo”.  SOS Hotline for... Read more
21 Apr 2019
The Child Sexual Abuse Centre has developed an informative, evidence-based resource for frontline practitioners in social care, health and police to explain the paediatric medical examination that takes place when there is an disclosure or suspicion... Read more

Child sexual abuse

Studies in Child Protection: Technology-Facilitated Child Sex Trafficking
Date of publication: 2018
Publisher: International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (ICMEC)
Children are lured, entrapped and forced into trafficking situations using the internet and related technologies in increasing numbers.
Situational Analysis: The impact of migration on children’s rights in Ukraine
Date of publication: 2018
Publisher: Terre des hommes
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.
[Hungary] Child Marriage in Hungary
Date of publication: 2018
dr. Szilvia Gyurko, founder of Hintalovon Foundation approached the Central Statistical Office to see the numbers of children marrying. The shocking figure was that in 2016  388 girls married before their 18th birthday.
Men and boys in displacement. Assistance and protection challenges for unaccompanied boys and men in refugee contexts
Date of publication: 2018
Publisher: CARE & Promundo
"Refugee women and children face specific risks and their needs are, quite rightly, highlighted and addressed by the humanitarian community. However, the situation and specific needs of single male refugees is often less understood.
[Hungary] Icelandic experts discuss with Hungarian justice professionals about Barnahus
Date of publication: 2018
On June 6, 2018 around 30 Hungarian professionals met to discuss how the Icelandic Barnahus model can be adapted in the Hungarian justice system, so that child victims of sexual violence can get protection as well as perpetrators can be put to jus
[Europe] Keeping Children Safe is Everybody's Business
Date of publication: 2018
Identifying and tackling abuse and neglect is very diffcult, therefore all Child Protection staff should remain alert to any possibe signs and be confident to reocognise and respond to abuse.
[Ukraine] Law on children protection from sexual abuse comes into force
Date of publication: 2018
The law “On children protection from sexual abuse and sexual exploitation” amending Criminal Code of Ukraine came i
Contracted marriage is SLAVERY!
Date of publication: 2018
Publisher: NGO Center for Roma Inititiatitives - Nikšić, Montenegro
This publication has been produced in the framework of the project "Ending Violence Against Women in the Western Balkans and Turkey: Implementing Norms, Changing Minds” implemented by UN Women and UNDP Country Office Montenegro, with the financial
Soccer Aid: Usain Bolt to make Old Trafford debut for Unicef
Date of publication: 2018
Publisher: UNICEF
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.
[Greece] UN warns of rampant sexual violence in Greek refugee camps
Date of publication: 2018
''Asylum seekers in Greece suffer widespread sexual violence and harassment in the country's sub-standard, overcrowded reception centres, the UN said on Friday'' according to AFP.

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