PREVENTION

Prevention Generally

CATHB Article 5(2) requires that governments employ a “human rights-based approach and . . . use gender mainstreaming and a child-sensitive approach” in the development and implementation of prevention-related policies and programs.

CATHB Article 5(5) requires governments to “take specific measures to reduce children’s vulnerability to trafficking, notably by creating a protective environment for them.”

Stakeholder Participation and Coordination,
Including Children’s Participation

CPCASE Article 10(1): “Each Party shall take the necessary measures to ensure the co-ordination on a national or local level between the different agencies in charge of the protection from, the prevention of and the fight against sexual exploitation and sexual abuse of children, notably the education sector, the health sector, the social services and the law-enforcement and judicial authorities.”

CPCASE Article 9:

“1 Each Party shall encourage the participation of children, according to their evolving capacity, in the development and the implementation of state policies, programmes or others initiatives concerning the fight against sexual exploitation and sexual abuse of children.

2 Each Party shall encourage the private sector, in particular the information and communication technology sector, the tourism and travel industry and the banking and finance sectors, as well as civil society, to participate in the elaboration and implementation of policies to prevent sexual exploitation and sexual abuse of children and to implement internal norms through self-regulation or co-regulation.

3 Each Party shall encourage the media to provide appropriate information concerning all aspects of sexual exploitation and sexual abuse of children, with due respect for the independence of the media and freedom of the press.

4 Each Party shall encourage the financing, including, where appropriate, by the creation of funds, of the projects and programmes carried out by civil society aiming at preventing and protecting children from sexual exploitation and sexual abuse.”



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