The Council of Europe protects and promotes the human rights of everyone, including children. Based on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, the European Convention on Human Rights and other legal standards, the Council of Europe promotes and protects the rights of 150 million children in Europe.


2nd edition of the European Day on the protection of children against sexual exploitation and sexual abuse

Sexual exploitation and sexual abuse of children is a topic that many people find difficult to speak about. The Council of Europe’s ONE in FIVE Campaign to stop sexual violence against children brought home the notion that many children are affected, many are at risk of being abused, and that protecting our children is an urgent imperative. Last year saw the launch of an annual European Day to continue awareness-raising efforts and to encourage outreach initiatives across our 47 member States. This Day of concerted action is on 18 November: you are welcome to take part in raising awareness in your own circles and communities.

European Day webpage

Communication tools

Council of Europe One in Five Campaign

@CoE_children / #EndChildSexAbuseDay

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