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 Oct 2019
The European Commission notified 13 Member States (Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czechia, Greece, Estonia, Finland, France, Hungary, Luxembourg, Latvia, Poland and Slovenia) for failing to implement EU rules on combating the sexual... Read more
08 Oct 2019
Drama workshops were organized in the UK to raise awareness of criminal child exploitation, as part of the wider Greater Manchester Exploitation Week of Action. The aim was to reinforce the fact that no matter what a person under the age of 18... Read more
07 Oct 2019
Nowadays we hear more and more about domestic violence, and this is necessary because many victims are afraid or unable to seek help because of their young age. On the International Non-Violence Day (2nd of October) a new app was launched in... 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

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
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.
Collaborating Against Child Abuse
Date of publication: 2018
Publisher: Springer Nature
Abstract. “Children, i.e. people between 0 and 18 years old, have human rights. This is undisputed and the Convention of the Rights of the Child is a sufficient indication of this fact.
Caring for Boys Affected by Sexual Violence
Date of publication: 2018
Publisher: Family for every child
Family for Every Child produced a report this year titled 'Caring for Boys Affected by Sexual Violence'. 

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