Global Concern for Children's Rights: The World Congress Against Sexual Exploitation

  title={Global Concern for Children's Rights: The World Congress Against Sexual Exploitation},
  author={Karen Mahler},
  journal={International Family Planning Perspectives},
  • K. Mahler
  • Published 1 June 1997
  • Psychology
  • International Family Planning Perspectives
Concern about exploitative sexual practices involving children and adolescents increased over recent years to culminate in the August 1996 World Congress Against the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children. Held in Stockholm it was the first global conference convened to specifically address the issue. The congress was first proposed in 1994 by End Child Prostitution in Asian Tourism (ECPAT) a Thailand-based nongovernmental organization and subsequently grew out of collaboration between… 

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