25.08.2011 - At the initiative of the Mexican Senator,
Ms Sosa Govea, also member of the Mexican delegation to the PACE and contact parliamentarian
for the campaign, Mexican parliamentarians are getting increasingly involved in the Council
of Europe ONE in FIVE Campaign to stop sexual violence against children. On 6 April 2011,
the Mexican Senate launched the parliamentary campaign under the name of « Campaña para
detener la violencia sexual contra los niños ». The main tools are a
website and a Spanish
version of the Handbook for parliamentarians on the Council of Europe Convention on the
Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse (“Lanzarote Convention”).
To promote the campaign, a national forum will be held
on 9 November 2011, and four regional
forums will take place between July and October 2011. The aim of these forums is to:
- draw the attention of politicians to the problem of sexual violence against children at the local, federal and international levels;
- harmonize the legislation (at local and federal levels) on sexual violence against children;
- allow for an overview of the national policies and of the international legal framework in the field of sexual violence against children.
The regional forums will gather, among others, politicians from the local and the federal governments,
parliamentarians, magistrates, and NGOs to reflect upon an effective legislation fighting against sexual
exploitation and sexual abuse, prostitution, pornography and grooming (solicitation of children through
the Internet for sexual purposes).