Addressing Demand

CATHB Article 6 emphasizes the importance of addressing demand through “legislative, administrative, educational, social, cultural or other measures” and highlights the important role of media in addressing demand and “educational programmes for boys and girls during their schooling, which stress the unacceptable nature of discrimination based on sex, and its disastrous consequences, the importance of gender equality and the dignity and integrity of every human being.”

CPCASE Article 7: “Each Party shall ensure that persons who fear that they might commit any of the offences established in accordance with this Convention may have access, where appropriate, to effective intervention programmes or measures designed to evaluate and prevent the risk of offences being committed.”

Raising Awareness

For those who work with children and adolescents:

CPCASE Article 5 mandates legislative and other measures to “encourage awareness of the protection and rights of children among persons who have regular contacts with children in the education, health, social protection, judicial and law-enforcement sectors and in areas relating to sport, culture and leisure activities” and to ensure that the above persons “have an adequate knowledge of sexual exploitation and sexual abuse of children, of the means to identify them and of the [possibility of reporting suspected cases to appropriate authorities.”

For children and adolescents:

CPCASE Article 6 states: “Each Party shall take the necessary legislative or other measures to ensure that children, during primary and secondary education, receive information on the risks of sexual exploitation and sexual abuse, as well as on the means to protect themselves, adapted to their evolving capacity. This information, provided in collaboration with parents, where appropriate, shall be given within a more general context of information on sexuality and shall pay special attention to situations of risk, especially those involving the use of new information and communication technologies.”

CPCASE Article 8(2): “Each Party shall take the necessary legislative or other measures to prevent or prohibit the dissemination of materials advertising the offences established in accordance with this Convention.”



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