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The Congress is contributing to the Council of Europe's ONE in FIVE Campaign which sets out to promote signature and ratification of the Lanzarote Convention, the main legal instrument to protect children against sexual exploitation and abuse. The Campaign also seeks to make all those concerned – children, their families/carers and society at large – more aware of the gravity of this form of violence and of what can be done to prevent it.

Local and regional authorities are encouraged to sign up for the Congress' Pact of Towns and Regions to Stop Sexual Violence against Children which is a guide to implementing the provisions of the Lanzarote Convention at local and regional levels.



Johan van den Hout proposes new report

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Over the past few years, child poverty and children’s vulnerability to poverty have increased in many countries and children’s wellbeing in general is being negatively affected.  According to the Council of Europe's Commissioner for Human Rights, this is a direct result of the economic and financial crisis.  The crisis has had a...
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Lower Austria signs the Pact

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NLK Pfeiffer

 

Karl Wilfing, Member of the Government of Lower Austria has signed the Congress' Pact thus committing to the fight to stop sexual violence against children and to the Council of Europe ONE in FIVE Campaign.

 

During his awareness-raising visit to Austria last April, Johan van den Hout met Henriette...
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Child-friendly interview room

calendar 08/09/2014

In the spirit of the provisions of the Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse (Lanzarote Convention), Jihlava (Czech Republic) has created a child-friendly interview room in which its specially-trained staff can interview victims of abuse without the risk of aggravating the...
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Czech cities combatting sexual violence and abuse of children

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From 8 to 10 September 2014, Johan van den Hout, Congress Thematic Spokesperson on Children, travelled to several Czech cities to talk to political leaders about the Council of Europe's ONE in FIVE Campaign and the Congress's Pact of towns and regions to stop sexual violence against children.

 

During his meetings...
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A campaign toolkit in 22 language versions to combat sexual violence against children

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The Congress has produced a campaign toolkit in 22 language versions to encourage local and regional authorities in Europe to sign up to the Pact of Towns and Regions to Stop Sexual Violence against Children and take measures at local and regional level. The Pact comprises a list of initiatives and policies to prevent sexual abuse of...
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The City of Salford commits to stopping sexual violence against children

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Salford City Council Public Relations

Salford joins Liverpool, Nottingham and Derby to become the fourth UK city to sign the Congress' Pact of towns and regions to stop sexual violence against children.

 

City Mayor Ian Stewart said “This campaign aims to highlight the problem of child abuse – which is mostly committed by people close to the...
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The National Association of Portuguese Municipalities signs the Congress’s Pact of towns and regions to stop sexual violence against children and encourage its members to do the same

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Thanks to the efforts of the Associação Nacional de Municípios Portugueses (ANMP), seven Portuguese municipalities have now joined the growing community of towns and regions which are actively fighting sexual violence against children.

 

Portugal signed and ratified the Council...
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