The parliamentarians have joined forces in supporting the campaign

14.04.2011 - The Network of Contact Parliamentarians to stop sexual violence against children met for the second time in Strasbourg, on Wednesday 13 April 2011. The subject of the meeting was fighting “child pornography” on the Internet.

The national parliaments once again demonstrated their commitment to the campaign. New contact parliamentarians have been appointed since January 2011 and there are now 37 members. The meeting, which was chaired by Ms Liliane Maury Pasquier, began with an address by Mr Agustín Conde Bajén (EPP/CD, Spain) on the preparation of his report on “Combating child pornography as part of the campaign to stop sexual violence against children”, followed by a presentation by Mr John Carr, Senior expert adviser to the International Telecommunication Union, Child Online Protection Initiative (United Kingdom).

The two statements gave rise to a debate with contact parliamentarians on the most effective ways of putting a stop to “child pornography” on the Internet.