Child Abuse

Shining Light on the Response to Child Sexual Abuse & Exploitation

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Out of the shadows: Shining light on the response to child sexual abuse and exploitation is a 40-country benchmarking index examining how countries are responding to the threat of sexual violence against children. “It explores the environment in which the issue occurs and is addressed; the degree to which a country’s legal framework provides protections for children from sexual violence; whether government commitment and capacity is being deployed to equip institutions and personnel to respond appropriately; and the engagement of industry, civil society and media in efforts to tackle the problem.” You can check out the website that contains a host of resources, including the complete white paper, a recorded webinar, and what will be of interest to most of you, a significant number of links to other resources on these issues. Even if you are not interested in the macro-level policy issues set forth here, there’s quite a bit that can ultimately inform practice issues at the local level.


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