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

11 Nov 2019
Julianna is not just one young girl, who was born to a bad place. Julianna is all the girls, who grew up without parental guidance and does not know anything about her health, her body and her rights. Violent people take advantage of Julianna, they... Read more
01 Nov 2019
A newly published report from Malta conducted in 2018 by the Foundation for Social Welfare Services (FSWS) unveiled stats about the work of the Youth Services of Agenzija Appogg National Support line 179, which only last year received 9,010 genuine... Read more
16 Oct 2019
The streets in Warsaw, Poland were crowded with people protesting against a new bill that the government is planning to pass. The  bill, known as 'Stop Pedophilia', was proposed by the right-wing government... 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

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
01 Sep 2019
One of the main issues voiced by current research and the safeguarding practice environment is that the number of children that are being sexually abused and harmed is higher than the number of  children who are actually identified or... Read more
15 Jul 2019
The Welsh Government issued a Consultation document on the topic of safeguarling children from sexual exploitation. The Consultation document is related to the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014, in particular part 7 of the... 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
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
01 Apr 2019
Social entrepreneur Julie Cordua works on technologies to end the viral distribution of sexual abuse of children in images and videos on the internet. This could help to rescue children faster and could help break up the communities normalizing... Read more

Child sexual abuse

[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
[Hungary] Hungarian sociologist - Tdh staff - honoured as Trafficking in Persons Hero at US ceremony
Date of publication: 2017
Each year, the Department of State honors individuals around the world who have devoted their lives to the fight against human trafficking.
[Afghanistan] Bacha bazi: Afghan subculture of child sex slavery
Date of publication: 2017
Asia One spotlights a common, but yet disturbing practice that is most common in  Afghanistan.
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
PARTICIPATION THROUGH THE EYES OF THE YOUNG PEOPLE- Webinar in Romanian
Date of publication: 2017
This webinar takes place at 10.00h CET (11.00h EET) and it is held in Romanian language.  About the webinar:
Digital Storytelling Webinar
Date of publication: 2017
On June 15, 11:00 Pacific Daylight Time, Amy Hill, co-founder of Silence Speaks, will give a webinar talk regarding the theoretical foundation, strategies, and impacts of work conducted by Silence Speaks, with teenage survivors of

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