ONE in FIVE – Stop sexual violence against children
Available data suggests that about 1 in 5 children in Europe is a victim of some form of sexual violence. This can be sexual abuse, child pornography, child prostitution, solicitation via Internet or sexually connoted mobbing by peers.
In most cases, the abuser is familiar to the child or even a trusted person.
- to achieve further signature, ratification and implementation of the Council of Europe’s Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse (Lanzarote Convention; CETS No. 201)
- to equip children, their families, their caregivers and societies at large with the knowledge and tools to prevent and report sexual violence against children, thereby raising awareness of its extent
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