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  ELCA Message on Commercial Sexual Exploitation
Commercial sexual exploitation is widespread throughout the United States and around the world, and it continues to grow.
Commercial sexual exploitation of children and youth is pervasive.
Much of the system of sexual exploitation arises from and reinforces culture’s deeply ingrained attitudes and power patterns that assume that women and children are not fully or equally human, and are meant to be subservient to others.
www.elca.org /socialstatements/sexualexploitation   (3773 words)

  
 DACA Child Sexual Exploitation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The commercial sexual exploitation of children constitutes a form of coercion and violence against children, and amounts to forced labour and a contemporary form of slavery.
Children are even more vulnerable to sexually transmitted diseases than adults, including HIV infection and AIDS, as their body tissues are more easily damaged.
Children who are exploited are often not in a position to negotiate safe sex; furthermore, many lack access to education about AIDS and safe sex practices.
www.magickalshadow.com /daca/exploitation.html   (562 words)

  
 CSEC Definitions: Commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC)
In particular, governments have committed to safeguarding children from all forms of abuse and exploitation, as well as upholding their rights to health and protection from harmful traditional practices, which include child marriages.
Even as the practice of child marriage exposes children, especially immature girls, to the physical and psychological harm that comes with sexual abuse and exploitation, the legal codes of many countries allow for the reclassification of married children as adults.
Where the marriage of children aged under 18 is permitted by a national legal code, without regard for whether young people have the opportunity and means to give full and informed consent, that country is violating its commitment to the Convention.
www.ecpat.net /eng/CSEC/definitions/Child_marriage.htm   (804 words)

  
 2002_3_sexual exploitation of children - Sexual Health Exchange - Royal Tropical Instit
Sexual exploitation is one of the most serious forms of gender-based violence, affecting children worldwide.
At times, sexual exploitation is thinly disguised as a religious or traditional practice, as is the case with temple dedications in Ghana and India, or temporary marriages in Egypt and Iran.
The sexual exploitation of boys is generally ignored or discounted, although in some countries boys form a larger proportion of child prostitution victims.
www.kit.nl /ils/exchange_content/html/sexual_exploitation_of_childre.asp   (1138 words)

  
 New UNICEF report on sexual exploitation
Commercial sexual exploitation of children and trafficking are two elements of the more pervasive problem of sexual abuse.
Commercial sexual exploitation of children is a clandestine scourge, so accurate statistics are hard to come by.
Because children are frequently shuttled through underground networks of traffickers, most sexual exploitation of children never comes to the attention of government authorities.
www.unicef.org /newsline/01pr97.htm   (957 words)

  
 Overview
The exact nature of the exploitation differs from one country to another:1 The regional descriptions which follow are simplified in order to give a generalised global “snapshot” of the principal characteristics of commercial sexual exploitation of children in different regions.
Additionally, there is evidence of commercial sexual exploitation of children — particularly girls — in refugee camps, where the large number of single men assembled in one place drives demand for sex, and of exploitation of camp children by men in surrounding communities.
The recruitment of children as domestic help, however, is common and, as in Africa, often extends to use of the children for sexual purposes.
www.heart7.net /worldcongress/overview.html   (740 words)

  
 World Congress: Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The aim is to combat the commercial exploitation of children, focusing on child prostitution, the trafficking and sale of children for sexual purposes, and child pornography.
Commercial sexual exploitation of children is a serious problem in many countries.
Further, the U.S. position is that the basic entitlement of children to protection from sexual exploitation is a principle of general applicability which can and should be accepted by all nations.
www.usemb.se /children   (677 words)

  
 PROMISES BROKEN: Sexual Abuse and Exploitation
In conflict areas children are kidnaped to serve as child soldiers and also as sexual servants for adult soldiers.
A good deal of international attention has been focused on sexual exploitation and trafficking, particularly on the practice of sex tourism, which is a relatively small part of the problem.
The congress issued a strong declaration against commercial sexual exploitation of children and an agenda for action; an international focal point on sexual exploitation of children was established in Geneva to coordinate reform efforts.
www.hrw.org /campaigns/crp/promises/abuse.html   (955 words)

  
 CBSS - Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in the Baltic Sea Region
Children are mainly being sold from the Baltic Sea Region to Western Europe.
The problem of commercial sexual exploitation of children concerns every State in the region, irrespective of whether the child or the exploiter are to be found in the State.
It is consequently important that the issue of commercial sexual exploitation of children is included in the curricula of the police academies.
www.cbss.st /summits/riga1998/dbaFile555.html   (2670 words)

  
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In August 1996, the government of Sweden hosted the World Congress Against Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children and Queen Silvia of Sweden gave her royal patronage to the Congress and was present at the opening and closing.
Following on the Stockholm Declaration's call for states to include children in national and local efforts to prevent their sexual exploitation, discussions with children from all over the world were included in the Yokohama Congress.
These children are often lured with the promises of an education or a "good job." Girls appear to be forced into the sex industry at increasingly younger ages partly as a result of the mistaken belief that younger girls are unlikely to be infected with the HIV/AIDS virus.
www.tatnews.org /common/print.asp?id=1486   (2248 words)

  
 CSEC Home Page - Child pornography: an international perspective   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Instead, the cost must be measured in terms of the sexual exploitation of children represented by child pornography, and the sexual abuse of children to which child pornography is a central contributing factor.
Children who are exposed to pornography are in danger of being desensitised and seduced into believing that pornographic activity is "normal" for children.
In a study of children involved in sex rings, all of whom were sexually abused, 54.8% of the children were used in the creation of pornography.
www.usemb.se /children/csec/child_pornography.html   (8476 words)

  
 The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children on the West Coast of Canada by David Antrobus : The Zero 5.0laf - The ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Children and youth who are already disposable—kicked out of their homes, or runaways due to previous or ongoing abuse, turned away by many of the very agencies that were set up to protect them in the first place—gravitate inexorably to the streets and its attendant well-documented dangers.
The connection between predators, drugs, violence, and sexual exploitation conspires to ensnare our lonely and frightened children, and the injury is compounded by the cruel insult of the community's subsequent rejection of them.
One of the keys is to educate everyone—schools, businesses, community centres, government ministries, parents, children and youth—on the dangers, and to acknowledge that in order to move forward, we have to collectively take a deep breath, stare into the mirror that is Canada, and flinch no more.
www.vachss.com /guest_dispatches/david_antrobus.html   (1335 words)

  
 Report on laws and legal procedures concerning the commercial sexual exploitation of children in India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The study aims to research the domestic legislation and legal procedures in the country as they relate to the commercial sexual exploitation of children; analyse these laws and procedures in light of the relevant regional and international standards; and recommend legislative and procedural reforms to better protect children against commercial sexual exploitation.
As a result, children are not adequately protected against commercial sexual exploitation, and their situation is made even worse because children rarely have access to legal counsel that can assist them in making informed decisions about their rights in legal proceedings.
The report highlights that a comprehensive statute that prevents the commercial sexual exploitation of children must be accompanied by clear procedures to support implementation of the law by government and civil society actors.
www.eldis.org /static/DOC17915.htm   (479 words)

  
 CRIN: Organisations
CKLI is to protect and care about children, to provide protection against all forms of child labour, to cuild the capacity of parents and youths in order to make them productive, caring and aware about the plight of children, to ensure that the survival, protection, development and participation rights of children are achieved.
The mission is to improve and promote the health of communities worldwide by encouraging and supporting a partnership between children, health care and education authorities, to enable children to play an active and responsible role in the health care development of themselves, other children and their families.
To encourage poor rural children educationally; to protect children from conflict, cruelty, exploitation and ill-health; to eradicate the social evils and religious customs among children; to establish daycare centres for school dropouts; to provide food to children; to control bonded labourism among children,...
www.crin.org /organisations/crinMembers.asp?ID=13&tName=topic   (11357 words)

  
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For survival, children from impoverished families are forced to drop out of school in order to help their parents earn a living.
When children enter the 'labour pool' early in life, their fate is sealed and they are likely to remain the cycle of poverty and illiteracy.
the commercial sexual exploitation of children by persons who travel from their own country to another usually less developed country to engage in sexual acts with children.
www.tatnews.org /common/print.asp?id=1482   (4472 words)

  
 The   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Child Sexual Exploitation (hereafter "CSE") involves practices by which a person, usually an adult, achieves sexual gratification, financial gain or advancement through the abuse or exploitation of a child’s sexuality by abrogating that child’s human right to dignity, equality, autonomy, and physical and mental well-being, i.e.
CSE reflects a continuum of abuse that includes child sexual abuse, child sexual assault and the commercial sexual exploitation of children.
The economic exchanges involved in the CSEC may be either monetary or non-monetary (i.e., for food, shelter, drugs) in nature but, in every case, involves maximum benefits to the exploiter and an abrogation of the basic rights, dignity, autonomy, physical and mental well-being of the children involved (ala Hughes, 1999).
caster.ssw.upenn.edu /~restes/CSEC.htm   (208 words)

  
 Alert
In Africa, there are more children who are victims of incest, rape and forced early marriage than those who are in the sex industry, they said during the four-day Second World Congress against Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children that ended Thursday.
This makes the children of Central America and their peers in nearby Mexico among the most vulnerable in the world, they told reporters Wednesday during the release of the first regional report from Central America and Mexico on commercial sexual exploitation of children.
She had proposed observing the 'Day of Shame' to underscore the role men play in the sexual abuse of young people - indeed, she said that between 1996 and 2000, 99.1 percent of the convicted cases of child sex abuse in New Zealand involved male offenders.
www.ipsnews.net /alert   (1583 words)

  
 Children Rights
A second World Congress on commercial and other forms of sexual exploitation of children will be hosted by the Japanese Government in association with the Prefecture of Yokahama.
The British Council organzied this seminar, which aimed to tackle how law enforcement agencies and health professionals can develop strategies to ensure that the principles ratified by the United Nations in the Convention on the Rights of the Child are put into practice in their own countries.
Legislation is needed to further protect children age 18 and under from all forms of commercial sexual exploitation (CSE) in Hawaii.
www.hri.ca /children/CSEIndex.shtml   (1018 words)

  
 South Asia Partnership International - Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children
The South Asian Country Reviews of CSEC focus on the prevalence and forms of commercial sexual exploitation of children in South Asia.
The six themes identified for the Yokohama Congress (child pornography, pbevention, protection and recovery of children from sexual exploitation, trafficking in children, legislation and law enforcement, profile of the child exploiter, and the role and involvement of the private sector) is discussed and assessed in a South Asian context.
Special focus is given to the existence and implementation of the National Plan of Action (NPA), appointment of focal points and establishment of databases on commercial sexual exploitation of children within each country.
www.eureka.lk /sapint/child_exploitation.html   (268 words)

  
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Delegates to the meeting committed themselves to combatting the commercial sexual exploitation of children and child sexual abuse -- both within and outside the family.
In domestic sexual exploitation, men were the main culprits, but boys and even women were also sometimes abusers, it added.
For example hundreds of children continued to be illegally smuggled from Bangladesh to neighbouring India and beyond, social workers said.
www.aegis.com /NEWS/AFP/2001/AF011119.html   (663 words)

  
 World Congress Against Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in Stockhom, Sweden   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
UNICEF, a chief participant reported that 1 million children a year are forced into prostitution, sold for sexual purposes or used in pornography.
UNICEF's Caroll Bellamy, the UN guardian angel agency for children, feels child sexual exploitation is now a global, multibillion-dollar industry: " girls are clearly the vast majority of victims, but are often thrown into the street if they contract AIDS while working as prisoners in the brothels of Bangkok, Manila, Tokyo, Africa and India.
And they are our children, and the way we cherish our children is the way we intend to continue the race, to continue the People of God, to live the values of Christ; they are us in twenty years.
www.lib.berkeley.edu /~aspalari/bud/UNICEF.htm   (1418 words)

  
 Humanitarian Training: Second World Congress against Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children
Following on the Stockholm Declaration's call for states to include children in national and local efforts to prevent their sexual exploitation, the Yokohama Congress will include discussions with children from all over the world.
The children will meet prior to the Congress in Kawasaki City from 13 to 16 December and prepare a report to present to the full Congress.
ECPAT International, a network of organizations and individuals working together for the elimination of child prostitution, child pornography and trafficking of children for sexual purposes, is one of the co-organizers of the Congress.
www.reliefweb.int /training/ti758.html   (477 words)

  
 Stopping the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in the United States: Education to Action   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) is comprised of sexual abuse and remuneration in cash or kind to the child or a third person or persons.
CSEC is expressed through multiple forms of prostitution and pornography as well as the sale and trafficking of children for sexual purposes.
The University of Pennsylvania's School of Social Work estimates that 200,000 to 300,000 children in the United States are at high risk of involvement in CSEC each year.
nccanch.acf.hhs.gov /profess/conferences/cbconference/fourteenth/presentations/176.cfm   (239 words)

  
 DFAT Media Release: World Congress Against the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Key issues being discussed at the Congress include child prostitution, child sex tourism, the exploitation of children in pornography, particularly via new technologies such as the Internet and the terrible trade in children within and across borders for the purposes of prostitution.
Targeting poverty alleviation to save children from being driven or sold into prostitution because of desperate economic circumstances is another key issue being addressed.
The breadth of expertise in the Australian government delegation is a recognition of the need to adopt a multi-disciplinary approach to the issue of commercial sexual exploitation of children, across law enforcement, law reform, development assistance, health and family services and immigration services.
www.dfat.gov.au /media/releases/foreign/1996/fa86.html   (375 words)

  
 ECPAT USA
Child Sexual Exploitation in the US Since 1997, ECPAT-USA has worked to try to understand the problem of the commercial sexual exploitation of children in the United States.
Attention to the problem of Commercial Sexual Exploitation in the U.S. has been increased by a two-year study examining the nature and extent of CSE and CSEC in the three countries of NAFTA (the U.S., Canada, and Mexico).
The study, co-authored by Dr. Richard Estes and Dr. Neil A. Weiner of The University of Pennsylvania (School of Social Work and Center for the Study of Youth Policy respectively), is a substantial collection of first-generation data concerning the nature, extent and seriousness of child sexual exploitation in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.
www.ecpatusa.org /child_prosti_us2.asp   (360 words)

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