Final Report - ELSA for Children
European and International Standards on the protection of children against violence and sexual abuse

Coordinated by: Asja Borić, Cassandra Matilde Fernandes, Sara Sanz, Elif Yildirim, Federica Toscano, Khrystyna Brodych and Vasco Silva

 

Countries involved: Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Macedonia, Romania, Russia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, Ukraine, United Kingdom

 

Published: December 2012

 

Length: 1845

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Description

The Final Report – ELSA for Children is the outcome of the International Legal Research Group ELSA for Children. This outcome contains 23 Reports regarding the national implementation of European and International Standards on the protection of children against violence and sexual abuse in some States members of the Council of Europe. Statistics show that about one in five children in Europe are victims of sexual violence. It is also an unfortunate fact that these statistic is coming only from the data available. There are many cases that do not see the daylight. As an association committed to Human Rights, we see the need to raise awareness about this issue as there is a lack of information within the international community regarding Children Rights and the protection of children against sexual violence. The aims of this Legal Research Project shaped with the idea to support the ONE in FIVE Campaign of the Council of Europe which puts the abovementioned issue under spotlight.

The results of this project were also presented during the conference that took place at the European Parliament in March 2013.