The sexual exploitation and abuse of children, including online, is reaching epidemic levels. It takes place in every community, city and country around the world. Current gaps in laws mean that millions of children throughout the Commonwealth are legally unprotected from abuse by nationals and travelling offenders.
To achieve change, our strategy has three main aims:
Strengthen civil society voices
Developing the evidence base, working with and strengthening civil society’s legal knowledge and capacity, and encouraging collective action to challenge CSEA and improve child protection.
Deliver high level advocacy
Driving political will around legal reform and child protection, engaging decision makers and fostering greater understanding of key issues and pan-Commonwealth approaches to reform.
Develop support for legal reform
Facilitating learning and sharing to support advocacy and policy reform measures, enabling governments to develop their child protection legal frameworks, take action and end impunity for CSEA.