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BUILDING A EUROPE FOR AND WITH CHILDREN The ONE in FIVE Campaign Regina Jensdottir
SEXUAL VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN: WHAT WE KNOW About 1 out of 5 children in Europe are victims of some form of sexual violence. In 70% to 85% of cases, the abuser is somebody the child knows and trusts. Sexual violence against children can take many forms: sexual abuse within the family, child pornography and prostitution, corruption, solicitation via Internet and sexual assault by peers. Sexual violence against children exists in every country in Europe.
THE ONE IN FIVE CAMPAIGN TO STOP SEXUAL VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN Launch in Rome 29-30 November 2010 Campaign goals: To achieve further signature, ratification and implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse (Lanzarote Convention). To equip children, their families/carers and societies at large with the knowledge and tools to prevent and report sexual violence against children, thereby raising awareness of its extent. Duration of 4 years
A strong legal text to combat sexual violence against children The first universal convention to criminalise all forms of sexual violence against children It was opened for signature on 25 October 2007 and entered into force on 1 July 2010. The Convention is also open to accession by the European Union and by non European States. Monitoring mechanism: first meeting of the Committee of the Parties to the Convention was convened on 21-22 September 2011 with state Parties and signatory states to the Convention. THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE CONVENTION ON THE PROTECTION OF CHILDREN AGAINST SEXUAL EXPLOITATION AND SEXUAL ABUSE
THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE ONE IN FIVE CAMPAIGN TO STOP SEXUAL VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN Goal 1: To achieve further signature, ratification and implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse (Lanzarote Convention). Achievements in 2011 7 more ratifications (Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Finland, Luxembourg, Romania, Turkey) Entered into force in 6 member states (Austria, Finland, France, Malta, Montenegro, Romania)
THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE ONE IN FIVE CAMPAIGN TO STOP SEXUAL VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN Achievements in 2011 Total of signatures 26 and ratifications 17 Entered into force 1.1.2012 in Croatia and in Luxembourg; and will enter into force 1.4.2012 in Bulgaria and Turkey A process of setting up a monitoring mechanism that also includes children’s participation to ensure effective implementation and monitoring of the Convention.
ACHIEVEMENTS 2011 10 campaigns have been launched (Azerbaijan, the Czech Republic, Cyprus, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Monaco, Mexico) 9 campaigns to be launched in the beginning of 2012 (Armenia, Georgia, Montenegro, Ukraine, San Marino, Serbia, Switzerland, the FYROM, Turkey) 32 member states have officially expressed their interest Regional seminar in Croatia
ACHIEVEMENTS 2011 Parliamentary dimension: 44 contact parliamentarians, handbook, newsletter, campaign material etc. Congress dimension: A Strategic Action Plan for the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe Campaign Guidelines Handbook for parliamentarians Plan to establish a potential European network to support participation of children and young people for combating sexual violence against children
ACHIEVEMENTS 2011 Support from UN SG’s Special Representative on Violence against Children Ms Marta Santos Pais UNICEF Office in Geneva (UNICEF Turkey, UNICEF Serbia) The EU (The European Economic and Social Committee) ELSA for Children Legal Research Group Chidren’s Rights Information Network CRIN ECPAT, Eurochild, Oak Foundation
WHY LOCAL AND REGIONAL DIMENSION IS POWERFUL IN THIS CAMPAIGN? The methods, programmes and tools should be applied where people lead their everyday lives, communicate, share and maintain bonds of trust. Community centred holistic approaches Child-friendly budgeting, health care and social services Child-friendly justice Collaboration with children Multi-sectoral and multidisciplinary co-operation Methods of obtaining data
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