Available data suggest that
about 1 in 5 children
in Europe are victims of some form of sexual violence.
It is estimated that in 70% to 85% of cases, the abuser is somebody the child knows and trusts.
Child sexual violence can take many forms: sexual abuse within the family circle,
child pornography and prostitution, corruption, solicitation via
Internet and sexual assault by peers.
The ONE in FIVE campaign has two main
- to achieve further signature, ratification and implementation of the
Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse;
- to equip children, their families/carers and societies at large with
the knowledge and tools to prevent and report sexual violence against children, thereby raising awareness of
Explore this website to learn more about sexual violence
against children and the measures
that you can take to combat it! And pass
the word on to others!
See the Euronews interview of the Deputy
Secretary General of the Council of