The LINEA Network is made up of partners in research, programming, policy, advocacy and funding who work to prevent the sexual exploitation and abuse of young people. The Network, an open forum, has a monthly newsletter notifying the network of recent research, guidelines, webinars, resources and upcoming events.
To join the Network and receive the newsletter, please register here. There is no fee to participate in the Network.
Read examples below of what was included in the August newsletter.
Offenders on the move: Global study on sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism
On 12 May 2016 the Global Study on Sexual Exploitation of Children in Travel and Tourism report was launched after two years of research, resulting in the largest information bank ever collected on the issue. A unique research endeavour, the Global Study was able to engage 67 partners from different sectors, including UN agencies, government agencies, NGOs and companies. Its findings have made headlines around the world. You can read the Global Report and country specific reports by clicking on the image below.
LINEA June webinar recording is now available!
Dr Mark Capaldi, Head of Research and Policy at ECPAT International, and Dorine van der Keur, who coordinated the Global Study on Sexual Exploitation of Children in Travel and Tourism, hosted LINEA’s most recent webinar in June. This webinar focused on the above Global Study on Sexual Exploitation of Children in Travel and Tourism. Mark and Dorine shared with the LINEA Network the study methods and highlighted findings on the social factors contributing to the sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism worldwide. They also pointed out gaps in knowledge and recommendations for future research. Thanks again, Dorine and Mark and thanks to all of the participants that contributed to an engaging Q&A session at the end!
If you missed this webinar or want to share it with others you can find a recording of the webinar presentation, recommending reading and Q&A session here.
Terminology guidelines for the protection of children from sexual exploitation and sexual abuse
A Global Interagency Working Group released the Terminology Guidelines for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse, taking an important step in strengthening collaboration to address sexual exploitation and sexual abuse of children.
You can download the Terminology Guidelines by clicking the image below.
The Interagency Working Group is composed of representatives from the following organizations:
- African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child
- Child Rights Connect, Council of Europe Secretariat
- The International Association of Internet Hotlines (INHOPE)
- Instituto Interamericano del niño, la niña y adolescentes (OEA)
- International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children
- International Labour Organization
- International Telecommunication Organisation
- Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
- Plan International
- Save the Children International
- United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child
- United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Sale of Children Child Prostitution and Child Pornography
- United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary General on Violence against Children
- United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
For more information on the LINEA Network, please contact:
Alys McAlpine, MSc
To see LINEA webinars featuring experts from around the globe discussing social norms and child sexual exploitation and abuse, please visit the LINEA YouTube Channel.