ONE in FIVE: The Council of Europe Campaign to stop sexual violence against children (2011-2015)

ONE in FIVE: The Council of Europe Campaign to stop sexual violence against children (2011-2015)

Parliamentary dimension

Available data suggest that about 1 in 5 children in Europe are victims of some form of sexual violence. It is estimated that in 70% to 85% of cases, the abuser is somebody the child knows and trusts. Child sexual violence can take many forms: sexual abuse within the family circle, child pornography and prostitution, corruption, solicitation via internet and sexual assault by peers.

In 2011-2015 the Council of Europe ran the ONE in FIVE campaign, which had two main 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.

Explore this website to learn about the parliamentary dimension of the campaign. Information about other activities of the campaign is available at: www.coe.int/children.

Members

Meeting reports

1 Minutes of the hearing "What Europe can do for children in the aftermath of natural disasters and crisis situations: the example of Haiti"
2 Minutes of the hearing on Combating "child pornography"

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