In response to its mandate under the childrenís strategy
for 2009-2011, the Council of Europe shall in November 2010, launch a
Europe-wide Campaign to stop Sexual Violence against children.
On this occasion, the
program "Building a Europe for and with Children" has developed two
- The site
one in five, which is the reference site for the Council of Europe Campaign
Sexual Violence against Children.
underwear rule site, which
focuses specifically on how to handle this delicate subject with children,
in a playful manner.
The campaign aims to promote the ratification and implementation of the
Council of Europeís primary legal instrument in this area; the Council of
Europe Convention on the Protection of children against Sexual Exploitation
and Sexual Abuse (Lanzarote Convention), as well as the Cybercrime
Convention and the Convention on Human Trafficking;
Furthermore, in keeping with current data which shows that children are most
likely to be abused by those closest to them; special attention will be
devoted to the prevention of child sexual abuse taking place within the
family, community settings or institutions where children are cared for by
people they trust. The initial phase of the campaign targeted at general
public will therefore focus on sexual abuse of children.
In preparation of this campaign, the Council of Europe has held a
Consultation with experts on the prevention of sexual abuse of children, in
Strasbourg 10-11 December and prepared a Campaign outline document which
helped define the principle lines of the campaign.
Programme of the
Consultation with experts
on the campaign
Participant's list attending the