Protection From Sexual Exploitation in the Convention on the Rights of the Child (Chapter 27 in Handbook of Children's Rights: Global and Multidisciplinary Perspectives).
Saewyc, Elizabeth M.
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This chapter summarizes the relevant elements of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of a Child (CRC) and the accompanying Optional Protocol on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution, and Child Pornography. It addresses the challenges in dealing with the sexual exploitation of children, including determining the numbers of exploited children and youth around the world. The chapter also considers the available research on who these children are, the limited research on traffickers and purchases, and the health and psychosocial consequences of sexual exploitation among children and youth. Evidence-informed interventions designed to address the health issues of sexually exploited children and youth are also addressed. 54 references.
CHILDRENS RIGHTS; LEGAL RIGHTS; CHILD ADVOCACY; CIVIL LIBERTIES; RIGHTS OF MINORS; cross cultural studies; child abuse; sexual abuse; child health; UNITED NATIONS; sexual exploitation; child pornography; child prostitution; evidence based practice