Sexual Abuse and Exploitation of Children

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“Child sexual abuse is the involvement of a child in sexual activity that he or she does not fully comprehend, is unable to give informed consent to, or for which the child is not developmentally prepared and cannot give consent, or that violates the laws or social taboos of society. Child sexual abuse is evidenced by this activity between a child and an adult or another child who by age or development is in a relationship of responsibility, trust or power, the activity being intended to gratify or satisfy the needs of the other person.”

(Definition of the World Health organisation)


Legislation International

Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse 

Recommendation Rec(2005)5
of the Committee of Ministers to member states on the rights of children living in residential institutions

Council of Europe  

United Nations 

Court of Justice of the European Union  

UNICEF

Amnesty International 

Human Rights Watch
Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world.

Rights of Children in Institutions (EN)
Report on the implementation of the Council of Europe Recommendation
Rec(2005)5 on the rights of children living in residential institutions.

Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse CETS No.: 201

Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings

Directive 2012/29/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2012 establishing minimum standards on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime, and replacing Council Framework Decision 2001/220/JHA

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  • Bulgaria

Website of the State Agency for Child Protection about the problem of sexual exploitation.
for professionals
for children

Coordination mechanism for interaction in cases of child victims or at risk of violence and interaction for crisis intervention

Coordination mechanism for referral and care of unaccompanied children and child victims of trafficking returning from abroad

  • Lithuania

Republic of Lithuania Ministry of social security and labour

Ministry of Health of the Republic of Lithuania

The Republic of Lithuania Ministry of Education and Science

Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania

Prosecution service of thr Republic of Lithuania

Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania
Site  for legal information

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  • Училището като сигурно място за децата
    Училището като сигурно място за децата

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  • #PomisliPredi
    #PomisliPredi

    #PomisliPredi campaign is aimed at teens and introduce them in understandable way four forms of sexual exploitation and abuse - first sexual pressure, sexting, sponsorship and traffic. &n ...

  • One in Five
    One in Five

    Sexual abuse and exploitation are problems that affect more people than we can imagine. Children are highly vulnerable and can easily be involved in dangerous activities. It is important for adults ...

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