18 November: End Child Sex Abuse Day - Video statement by SRSG Santos Pais (in English)
18 November: End Child Sex Abuse Day
Sexual exploitation and sexual abuse of children can happen online, on a phone, on the streets or through a webcam, at home or at school. It can be inflicted by someone in the child’s circle of trust or even a complete stranger and can cause lifelong damage to the child’s physical and mental health.
Ministries, parliaments, civil society, public and private partners, schools and professionals working with children and the public at large are invited to mark the European Day. They can hold any kind of initiatives such as: local, regional and national roundtables, lectures, parliamentary discussions, school debates, social media initiatives and many more. The Day is also an opportunity to publish new products, reports or materials.
Council of Europe campaign