Joint report of the Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography and the Special Representative of the Secretary General on Violence against Children

Report submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 13/20 entitled “Rights of the child: the fight against sexual violence against children”. It provides an overview of accessible and child-sensitive counseling, complaint and reporting mechanisms to address incidents of violence, including sexual violence and exploitation, and draws attention to positive developments and persisting challenges. The report also highlights legal obligations, roles and responsibilities of state institutions and other key stakeholders, and makes recommendations for the strengthening of these mechanisms to safeguard children’s right to freedom from all forms of violence.

Published 2011-03-08

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