18 November: European Day on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse
“All children have the right to be protected from violence, exploitation and abuse. Yet thousands of children in and around Europe, are suffering harsh conditions, violence and abuse as they try to find refuge from war or poverty,” stated Gudrun MOSLER-TÖRNSTRÖM on the eve of the European Day on the Protection of Children against Sexual...
Sexual abuse of children: national associations of local and regional authorities to take part in a seminar in Belgrade
Local and regional authorities are on the frontline in the efforts to combat the sexual abuse of children. How can we share and develop practical initiatives at local and regional level to prevent this evil? This is the subject which will be discussed by national associations of local and regional authorities at a seminar to be held on...
The Congress participates in the events organised on the occasion of the European Day on the protection of children against sexual exploitation and sexual abuse that takes place on 18 November with statements from its president, Mrs Gudrun Mosler-Törnström, as well as five members addressing the public in their own language (Dutch, Greek,...
Sexual exploitation and sexual abuse of children are still a tragic reality for all our societies. They are serious violations of children’s rights, and can have long lasting and often detrimental consequences on a child’s entire life.
Recent research estimates that in 70 - 85% of cases, the perpetrator is a person known to the...
Cities and regions unanimously recognised as best placed to implement concrete actions against sexual abuse of children
Visit to raise awareness of Czech local and regional authorities of the ONE in FIVE Campaign and the Pact of Towns and Regions to Stop Sexual Violence against Children
Council of Europe ONE in FIVE campaign: Congress debate on local initiatives to stop sexual violence against children