Reporting on child sexual violence in the framework of the One in Five program of the Council of Europe


“Do not touch me. My friends are lawyers ”

Barbara Marlewska

On April 23, 2012, ELSA for Children was born in Spain, a research group of Spanish law students, connected to other groups of European students, within the framework of “One in Five” program of the Council of Europe, with the mission of carrying out an investigation that concluded in a report that reflected how European legislation on child sexual violence was being applied in our country.

The national report was published in Spanish on November 11th, 2012, meanwhile the international report, which compiled the works of 23 countries in Europe, was published on the website of the Council of Europe on December 15th, 2012.

During the research, we collaborated with numerous organizations dedicated to protect children and that inspired the creation of a story to combat child sexual violence, ellaborated between Mettacuento and Fundación ANAR, which was published on September 28th, 2012.

In addition, Sara Sanz participated in a presentation at the “International Seminar on Child Sexual Exploitation” organized by FAPMI-ECPAT Spain on October 16th, 2012 in Oviedo, in which UNICEF, ISPCAN and The Code were also present.

On the left Tomás Aller, general coordinator of FAPMI-ECPAT Spain, and on the right Sara Sanz, coordinator of ELSA for Children in Spain

And during the six months of research, ties between young European students strengthened, making an enormous display of creativity and proactivity in the fight for the defense of the rights of boys and girls in Europe.

Barbara Marlewska Text and Photography

Formative audiovisual materials on child sexual violence were disseminated and their forms, victims, aggressors, suspicion indicators and sequelae, as well as prevention and intervention formulas were disclosed.

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