The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in Europe. Developments, progress, challenges, and recommended strategies for civil society

Posted By: • November 7th, 2015

This overview addresses the complex factors underlying the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) in Europe – mainly in the 28 countries of the European Union (EU) – and describes and assesses measures being taken to counteract this severe violation of children’s rights. Finally, it presents strategies and recommendations for consideration by ECPAT and others to improve and intensify anti-CSEC activities in the region. Read More

The African Report on Violence against Children

Posted By: • September 23rd, 2015

This report, The African Report on Violence against Children, the first comprehensive analysis of violence against children in Africa, comes at an opportune moment in the history of child rights in Africa and the world. It comes at a time when the child rights community is taking stock of the progress made in advancing child rights 25 years since the adoption of the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Read More

Confronting the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in Africa

Posted By: • September 23rd, 2015

There is a high prevalence of both child sex tourism (CST) and trafficking in children for sexual purposes in Africa. Civil and political conflicts, poverty and HIV/AIDS have left many African countries politically, economically and socially fragile. In this volatile state, families must struggle for survival and children can become more vulnerable to commercial sexual exploitation. Read More