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Child sexual abuse and exploitation
In English 45 In Estonia 4 In Germany 2 In Sweden 2
CRIN (Child Rights Information Network) Mail 1012 - Special edition on sexual exploitation
08 Sep 2008 Published by: Soonets, Ruth (Estonia)
To view this CRINMAIL online, visit: http://www.crin.org/email/crinmail_detail.asp?crinmailID=2896
Trafficking and the Need for Global Justice
09 Jun 2008 Published by: Soonets, Ruth (Estonia)
The Baltic Sea Regional Study on Adolescent Sexuality
05 Dec 2007 Published by: Lars L÷÷f (CBSS)
In this unique study coordinated by Dr Svein Mossige, Dr Carl-G÷ran Svedin and Dr Mare Ainsaar, 20 000 young persons around 18 years of age, in six different countries participated. They have responded to questions on what kind of experiences they have of their families, themselves, of voluntary sexual relations and of sexually abusive relations.
Project Report and Evaluation of the In-flight Spot "Witness" - Part of the "Please disturb | Bitte Stoeren" campaign by terre des hommes
06 Nov 2007 Published by: Herzig, Sabine
The in-flight advertisement `Witness┤ was produced by the campaign `Please disturb┤, one of several long-standing communication activities by the international children┤s relief organisation terre des homes aimed at fighting sexual exploitation of children in tourism.
Sexual Exploitation of Children in Latvia, Research Report from Riga Christian Street Children Centre
19 Jun 2007 Published by: Lars L÷÷f (CBSS)
In the preface, the researchers in this project states: "In Latvia, child prostitution has not yet been sufficiently realized and studied, sometimes existence of this problem is even denied (nobody has informed the law enforcement institution about such facts). Due to the abovementioned reasons, by encouragement and financial support of the OAK Foundation and Nordic Council of Ministers, we have launched the research the main goal of which is to analyse and attract the society's and responsible officials' attention to the problem of child sexual exploitation".
ECPAT - Global Monotoring Report on the status of action against commercial sexual exploitation of Children - SWEDEN,
19 Feb 2007 Published by: ┼kerman, Ingrid (Sweden)
Sweden is seldom viewed as a country where children are victimised through commercial sexual exploitation, but a number of studies have indicated that both girls and boys are exploited through prostitution, pornography and trafficking for sexual purposes. Child sex tourism as practiced by Swedish nationals in foreign destinations, is also particularly problematic.
Trauma, Posttraumatic Stress and Dissociation Among Swedish Adolescents: Evaluation of Questionnaires
08 Feb 2007 Published by: ┼kerman, Ingrid (Sweden)
The main aim of this thesis has been to investigate trauma and dissociation among Swedish adolescents and to evaluate the psychometric properties such as reliability and various kinds of validity of three screening instruments for assessment of dissociation and other symptoms of post traumatic stress. The three instruments in question have been Dis-Q-Sweden, A-DES and TSCC, the symptoms measured by these instruments are neither easy to capture nor easy for the adolescent to talk about. Therefore these self report scales are essential. A second aim has been to compare the results with results from other countries and to develop preliminary Swedish norms for the clinician to use. Age and gender differences have been looked upon as well as assessed symptoms connected to known experienced trauma/sexual and/or physical abuse and self-reported trauma in normal and clinical populations.
ECPAT international launches its Global Monitoring Report on the status of action against the commercial sexual exploitation of Children
14 Dec 2006 Published by: Lars L÷÷f (CBSS)
ECPAT International stands for "End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes". ECPAT is the only International NGO that operates from Bangkok with network members in more than 76 countries world wide. In December 19, the organisation will be launching a Global Monitoring Report on the status of action against the commercial sexual exploitation of Children (which actually consists of country reports covering many countries of the world) in Bangkok.
Sexual Abuse of Children and Young People - An anthology on prevention and treatment
09 Dec 2006 Published by: Melchior, Anne (Denmark)
Members of the Danish Research Network on Sexual Abuse of Children has published the anthology: "Sexual Abuse of Children and Young People - an anthology on prevention and treatment". The anthology consists of 14 articles concerning following topics : What is child sexuality and how does it develop, the scope of sexual abuse, prevention of sexual abuse of children and young people, young people's paid sexual services, long-term after-effects of sexual abuse, therapy, perspectives. Authors: Line AlbÚr Andersen, Anette Baadsgaard, Else Christensen, Anette Hammersh°i (red), Anne Melchior Hansen, Birgitte J°rgensen, Anne Charlotte Larsen, Kristian Larsen, Helmer B°ving Larsen, Karin Helweg-Larsen, Ingrid Leth, Jill Melbye (red), Martin Mogensen, Steen Ulrik Mogensen, Elsebeth Kirk Muff, Marie Luise N°rrelykke, Pia Rathje, Annalise Rust, Kuno S°rensen, Mogens Holm S°rensen, Katrine Schr°der, Mimi Strange, Katrine Zeuthen. The anthology is not translated into English.
Revised Guidelines regarding initial reports submitted by CRC States Parties for the Optional Protocol on the Sale of Children
15 Nov 2006 Published by: Lars L÷÷f (CBSS)
The Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography entered into force in 2002, and States that have ratified it have recently started to submit their initial reports to the Committee on the Rights of the Child containing comprehensive information on the measures it has taken to implement the provisions of the Protocol nationally.
Ending Physical and Humiliating Punishment of Children. Making it Happen
17 Oct 2006 Published by: Melchior, Anne (Denmark)
As a part of UN Study on Violence against Children Save the Children has published this report "Ending Phsycical and Humiliating Punishment of Children. Making it Happen"
10 Essential Learning Points:Listen and Speak out against Sexual Abuse of Girls and Boys
17 Oct 2006 Published by: Melchior, Anne (Denmark)
As a part of UN Study on Violence against Children Save the Children has published this report "10 Essential Learning Points: Listen and Speak out against Sexual Abuse of Girls and Boys.
Visible Evidence - Forgotten Children
10 Oct 2006 Published by: S÷derlind, Peder
In a society where child sexual abuse is shrouded in secrecy and denial, the vast majority of abused children and adult survivors remain silent about the abuse they have suffered. Coercive techniques (grooming) of child sexual abuse offenders and the failure of child protection systems to protect victims and support disclosure exacerbate the situation. The abuse continues when photographic evidence of child sexual abuse is circulated through new technologies and child protection systems fail to coordinate their actions to identify and protect the victims.
Protecting Children from Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Violence in Disaster and Emergency Situations: A Guide for Local and Community Based Organizations
22 Aug 2006 Published by: Lars L÷÷f (CBSS)
This manual, as the title suggests, is about how to protect children from sexual violence and sexual exploitation, specifically in disaster and emergency situations.
Expert meeting on Child Friendly Investigations
20 Jul 2006 Published by: Lars L÷÷f (CBSS)
The Working Group for Cooperation on Children at Risk organised this expert meeting on child friendly investigative methods in cooperation with the Icelandic Ministry of Social Affairs and the Icelandic Government Agency for Child Protection. This report contains presentations and discussions held during the meeting, as well as the complete programme of the meeting and contact details for those participating.
State reports - Concluding observations: Latvia
20 Jun 2006 Published by: Lars L÷÷f (CBSS)
While the Committee recognizes the existence of legislative measures to address sexual exploitation and trafficking of children, including the national programme on the Prevention of Trafficking in Human Beings 2004-2008, and training of law enforcement personnel, the Committee is concerned that a general lack of awareness and economic hardship faced by many young people in Latvia increases their vulnerability.
Meeting Report for attention of the CDPC - 1 st Meeting, Strasbourg 22-24 May 2006
09 Jun 2006 Published by: Lars L÷÷f (CBSS)
The meeting had two main objectives, namely the promotion of children's rights within the Council of Europe member States and in particular the protection of children against all forms of violence, including sexual violence. During the three days, the committee examined whether a new legally-binding instrument to protect children against sexual exploitation and abuse is necessary, and if so what the main parameters of such a text would be.
Protecting children from Sexual Exploitation & Sexual Violence in Disaster & Emergency Situations
23 May 2006 Published by: Lars L÷÷f (CBSS)
This manual, as the title suggests, is about how to protect children from sexual violence and sexual exploitation, specifically in disaster and emergency situations. It is not intended to be an academic report but instead is a practical guide that we hope will be of use to people working directly in the field.
3rd ECPAT International Assembly Report Booklet
12 Apr 2006 Published by: Lars L÷÷f (CBSS)
The Third ECPAT International Assembly wrapped up in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Over 160 participants from the ECPAT Network took part in workshops, roundtables and other meetings on network development, campaigning, child sex tourism, child and youth participation and numerous other topics of special interest.
Report of the eighteenth meeting of the TASK FORCE TO PROTECT CHILDREN FROM SEXUAL EXPLOITATION IN TOURISM
10 Apr 2006 Published by: Herzig, Sabine
The Task Force to Protect Children from Sexual Exploitation in Tourism held its eighteenth meeting in Berlin on 10 March 2006, as part of parallel events held during ITB. The meeting, which was attended by over 100 delegates, featured a Special Session on Campaign Design and Implementation for the Prevention of Sexual Exploitation of Children in Tourism (SECT).
Child and Youth (Welfare) Policy in Europe. Current Positions and Outlook
17 Mar 2006 Published by: Herzig, Sabine
The German Child Welfare Association strongly promotes the development of a European perspective on child and youth welfare services and policy within scientific discussions - most notably with the establishment of the expert committee "Child and Youth (Welfare) Policy in Europe".
Raising Children without Violence - European Conference in Berlin (20-21 October 2005)
21 Feb 2006 Published by: Herzig, Sabine
The conference report is available in German language on the web page of the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth in Germany. The programme (in English and German language) gives an overview about the presentations, roundtable discussions and discussion forums at the conference.
"10 Esential Learning Points: Listen and Speak out against Sexual Abuse of Girls and Boys"
11 Oct 2005 Published by: Vedeler, Janikke Solstad
Global Submission by the International Save the Children Alliance UN Study on Violence against Children
Edinburgh, Lothian and Borders Child Protection Office
03 Oct 2005 Published by: Anonym
The Scottish Child Protection system/law is separate and different from that in other countries in the UK. This office provides tactical and logistical support to state agencies and ngo's across South-East Scotland dealing with all aspects of child abuse and children at risk. We are a public, state-sponsored agency who have responisbility for inter-agency child protection protocols and procedures, audits and standards, public information, inter-agency training, and critical case reviews, including child death reviews.
Video training course in Russian on rehabilitation of children that have been sexually abused.
02 Aug 2005 Published by: Lars L÷÷f (CBSS)
This video training on Psychological rehabilitation of children survivors of sexual abuse was produced by a team at the Women's Consortium of Ukraine. It targets caregivers at orphanages, boarding schools, shelters and those who have a possibility of a long-term support and systematic care to children, where the abused children are likely to be found.
"Responsibility in transition: 16-year olds┤ understandings of sexual exploitation."
12 May 2005 Published by: Vedeler, Janikke Solstad
"Responsibility in transition: 16-year olds┤ understandings of sexual exploitation" (NOVA Rapport 13/04) is a study done by Ingrid Smette at the Norwegian Social Research. This study explores how adolescents understand concepts relating to sexual exploitation and abuse. Furthermore, it investigates their perceptions of youths? and adults? different roles in relationships that the judicial system defines as exploitative or abusive. The report is based on focus groups interviews with a number of 16-year olds, who were recruited from upper secondary schools and from an Internet cafe run by the municipality of Oslo. As background material, several relevant legal texts are analysed and discussed. Relationships between minors and adults established via the Internet and youth selling sexual services - two phenomena often referred to as examples of sexual exploitation of youth - are used to approach the concepts of interest for this study.
A summary of the dissertation "Children as Witnesses" by Gamst and Langballe, 2004
17 Sep 2004 Published by: Vedeler, Janikke Solstad
The study "Children as Witnesses. An Empirical and Theoretical Investigation of the Communication Between Interviewer and Child in Interview Situations. Development of Interview Methodology" was carried out in the period 1998-2003, at the Faculty of Education, Department of Special Needs Education, University of Oslo by Gamst and Langballe. The dissertation addresses issues pertaining to the legal protection of children who act as witnesses in criminal proceedings and who are interviewed by police officers in this connection.
Sexual exploitation of children in Sweden
16 Aug 2004 Published by: ┼kerman, Ingrid (Sweden)
Final report from the Committee on knowledge about sexual exploited children in Sweden. Sexual exploitation of children comprises trafficking in children, child prostitution/sexual exploitation for payment and child pornography. The report contains a description of these three problem areas, relevant legislation is reported and risk factors identified. Investigations, measures and treatment for both victims and perpetrators are reviewed as well as joint action at both national and international levels. The committee has also presented certain proposals for continued work on issues concerning the sexual exploitation of children.
Specialist┤s, who work with incest┤s victims, view to the problem
29 Jun 2004 Published by: Soonets, Ruth (Estonia)
Risk factors for child physical abuse
07 Dec 2003 Published by: Soonets, Ruth (Estonia)
This study maded by Helena Pukk (2002) investigates the risk and protective factors for child physical abuse (CPA) and Parent-to-child physical aggression (PCPA).Miler-Perrin & Perrin (1999) divided child maltreatment into six different categories ? emotional neglect, physical neglect, educational neglect, emotional abuse, physical abuse and sexual abuse. The hypothesis was that the risk and protective factors for child physical abuse (CPA) differ by the severity of abuse.
The Institute of Social Research. New Report "When suspicion arises"
05 Sep 2003 Published by: Anne Melchior Hansen
When suspicion arises - New report from SFI Denmark
05 Sep 2003 Published by: Anne Melchior Hansen
The Committee on Sexual Exploitation of Children in Sweden
12 Jun 2003 Published by: Lars L÷÷f (CBSS)
At the Conference: "Stop Child Trafficking - Modern Day Slavery in Helsinki, Finland on June 1st to 3rd 2003, Ingrid ┼kerman from the Committe on Sexual Exploitation of Children in Sweden made a presentation of their work specifically in relation to trafficking of children.
Tallinn Centre for Children at Risk
30 Dec 2002 Published by: Soonets, Ruth (Estonia)
Tartu Support Center for Abused Children
16 Dec 2002 Published by: Soonets, Ruth (Estonia)
The Youth Counselling and Sex Education Unit, University of Zielona Gˇra, Poland
30 Aug 2002 Published by: Lars L÷÷f (CBSS)
The Youth Counselling and Sex Education Unit, University of Zielona Gˇra was established in 1974, and began to focus on sex education issues in 1985. The university unit is the only one in Poland dealing with these topics. For more information, please go to "Ongoing projects" and "Abused Children".
The Youth Counselling and Sex Education Unit, University of Zielona Gˇra, Poland
30 Aug 2002 Published by: Lars L÷÷f (CBSS)
The Youth Counselling and Sex Education Unit, University of Zielona Gˇra was established in 1974, and began to focus on sex education issues in 1985. The university unit is the only one in Poland dealing with these topics.
Video recorded interviews with children in cases on sexual abuse for criminal proceedings - without the suspect in the monitorroom
04 Jul 2002 Published by: Lars L÷÷f (CBSS)
The danish NGO's "B°rnesagens FŠllesrňd", "Red Barnet" and "B°rnerňdet" has composed and published 6 suggestions for less harmful interviewproceedings in cases on sexual abuse with children.
The Child Abuse Team within Swedish National Criminal Investigation Department
02 Jul 2002 Published by: Lars L÷÷f (CBSS)
A Child Abuse Team was established at the Special Objects Unit within the National Criminal Intelligence Service at the Swedish National Investigation Department in November 1995. This was the result of the work executed by a Parliamentary Commission, which was started after the two first major child pornography cases in Sweden in 1992 and -93.
Centre for Europe's Children - CEC
16 May 2001 Published by:
Aims and Objectives: The Centre for Europe's Children was set up in September 1997. It is the documentation and information centre for the Programme for Children which the Council of Europe, in co-operation with UNICEF, intends to promote Children's Rights in Europe. The aim of the centre is: - to provide the best web based information on European Children's Rights, - to promote good practice and policies in Children's Rights. The main objective of the Centre is to meet the information needs of practitioners, policy makers, civil servants, academics, experts and others responsible for child related activities by stimulating reserach and evaluation, and developing networks of policy makers and interested parties to share ideas and information.
The Icelandic Center for Child Sexual Abuse
20 Apr 2001 Published by: Gudbrandsson, Bragi (Iceland)
Questioning of Children by the Police
28 Feb 2001 Published by:
Questioning of Children by the Police by Ann-Christine Cederborg, University professor, Sweden
Child's Time - Helping Children Traumatized by Violence within Family
28 Feb 2001 Published by:
Children have been the invisible victims of violence within family. This violence which is often called ''family violence'' has been seen as a problem affecting only adults in the family. However, the abuse of the mother and the violence of the father does often have a great effect on children. The exposure to viloence within family is a severe development risk factor.
ASEM - Resource Centre
28 Feb 2001 Published by:
At the second ASIA-Europe-Meeting (ASEM) Summit in London in April 1998, The Philippines and the United Kingdom presented a joint initiative to promote international co-operation on child welfare. This was taken forward in October at the Lancaster House experts meeting. With reference to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Plan of Action of the 1996 Stockholm Congress it was decided to establish a web based resource centre at the Centre for Europe's Children, to provide information to all those working to combat the sexual exploitation of children.
CEC - Centre for Europe's Children
28 Feb 2001 Published by:
The Centre for Europe's Children is the Documentation centre for the Council of Europe Programme for Children. This Programme was proposed in the Action Plan of the Second Summit of Heads of State and Governments of member states of the Council of Europe calling for better protection of children.