International Labour Organisation on commercial sexual exploitation of children

The ILO's International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC) was created in 1992 with the overall goal of the progressive elimination of child labour, which was to be achieved through strengthening the capacity of countries to deal with the problem and promoting a worldwide movement to combat child labour.

As one of the Programme's focus areas is commercial sexual exploitation of children, it has issued two publications on problem:

  • Commercial sexual exploitation of children and adolescents - the ILO's response

This brochure explains the ILO's role in fighting commercial sexual exploitation of all children under 18 years of age, a worst form of child labour specifically targeted for immediate elimination under ILO Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999 (No. 182).

  • Guidelines on the design of direct action strategies to combat commercial sexual exploitation of children

These guidelines offer a simple toolkit for project designers and managers to select the most appropriate strategies and actions to combat commercial sexual exploitation of children at the community level. They include examples, do's and don'ts and good practices from IPEC's field experience and that of and its partners worldwide. Concise background material on many of the difficult and sensitive issues concerning CSEC is also provided to help identify suitable strategies.

You can download the publications here


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