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Here at Thorn, we continue to partner with companies across the tech industry to leverage technology to combat predatory behavior, rescue victims, and protect vulnerable children in the United States. While we’re working behind the scenes to disrupt and deflate predatory behavior, there are ways you can join us in the fight to combat child sexual exploitation. Stay informed and involved , and help spread the word about the NHTRC hotline (1-888-373-7888) and the BeFree text shortcode (233733), connecting individuals with help and resources 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

To learn more about child sexual exploitation,  watch this video , read more about  Thorn’s fight , check out  our work , and get educated on the  child sex trafficking facts  and  child abuse imagery statistics .

Sexual exploitation is the sexual abuse of children and youth through the exchange of sex or sexual acts for drugs, food, shelter, protection, other basics of life, and/or money. Sexual exploitation includes involving children and youth in creating pornography and sexually explicit websites. While the Criminal Code of Canada defines sexually exploited youth as under 18 years of age, the Child, Family and Community Service Act is applicable to youth under age 19. Therefore, youth who are under 19 years old are able to access services through the Ministry of Children and Family Development. 

Other terms that are used to talk about sexual exploitation are “child prostitution” and “youth sex trade”.  We use the terms “sexual exploitation” or “commercial sexual exploitation” to acknowledge that the use of children and youth for sexual acts is abuse and is inherently exploitative. 

While youth may not use the term “sexual exploitation” to talk about involvement in the sex trade, this is the way that it is framed under the law.  Many sexually exploited youth face realities of drug use, homelessness, past trauma, and other factors which have lead them in to the survival sex trade.  Other youth may have no such history and may have been lured, tricked or forced in to being sexually exploited.  Regardless of their personal history and life experience, it is important to respect the identities of these youth while also recognizing that any sex act between youth and adults is abuse.

UNICEF is committed to doing all it can to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in partnership with governments, civil society, business, academia and the United Nations family – and especially children and young people.

We’re building a new UNICEF.org.
As we swap out old for new, pages will be in transition. Thanks for your patience – please keep coming back to see the improvements.

UNICEF statement on recent case of sexual violence in India
NEW YORK, 20 July, 2016 – “The reported gang rape of a young Dalit woman in India by the same five men who had raped her three years ago underlines the heinous culture of impunity that surrounds violence against girls and women. 

Here at Thorn, we continue to partner with companies across the tech industry to leverage technology to combat predatory behavior, rescue victims, and protect vulnerable children in the United States. While we’re working behind the scenes to disrupt and deflate predatory behavior, there are ways you can join us in the fight to combat child sexual exploitation. Stay informed and involved , and help spread the word about the NHTRC hotline (1-888-373-7888) and the BeFree text shortcode (233733), connecting individuals with help and resources 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

To learn more about child sexual exploitation,  watch this video , read more about  Thorn’s fight , check out  our work , and get educated on the  child sex trafficking facts  and  child abuse imagery statistics .

Sexual exploitation is the sexual abuse of children and youth through the exchange of sex or sexual acts for drugs, food, shelter, protection, other basics of life, and/or money. Sexual exploitation includes involving children and youth in creating pornography and sexually explicit websites. While the Criminal Code of Canada defines sexually exploited youth as under 18 years of age, the Child, Family and Community Service Act is applicable to youth under age 19. Therefore, youth who are under 19 years old are able to access services through the Ministry of Children and Family Development. 

Other terms that are used to talk about sexual exploitation are “child prostitution” and “youth sex trade”.  We use the terms “sexual exploitation” or “commercial sexual exploitation” to acknowledge that the use of children and youth for sexual acts is abuse and is inherently exploitative. 

While youth may not use the term “sexual exploitation” to talk about involvement in the sex trade, this is the way that it is framed under the law.  Many sexually exploited youth face realities of drug use, homelessness, past trauma, and other factors which have lead them in to the survival sex trade.  Other youth may have no such history and may have been lured, tricked or forced in to being sexually exploited.  Regardless of their personal history and life experience, it is important to respect the identities of these youth while also recognizing that any sex act between youth and adults is abuse.

UNICEF is committed to doing all it can to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in partnership with governments, civil society, business, academia and the United Nations family – and especially children and young people.

We’re building a new UNICEF.org.
As we swap out old for new, pages will be in transition. Thanks for your patience – please keep coming back to see the improvements.

UNICEF statement on recent case of sexual violence in India
NEW YORK, 20 July, 2016 – “The reported gang rape of a young Dalit woman in India by the same five men who had raped her three years ago underlines the heinous culture of impunity that surrounds violence against girls and women. 

Sexual slavery (sometimes known as sexual exploitation ) is attaching the right of ownership over one or more persons with the intent of coercing or otherwise forcing ...

The Rotherham child sexual exploitation scandal has been described as the "biggest child protection scandal in UK history". From the late 1980s until the ...

Concerned Women for America through its Board of Trustees has established Sexual Exploitation as one of its seven core issues on which we focus our efforts. Below ...

Here at Thorn, we continue to partner with companies across the tech industry to leverage technology to combat predatory behavior, rescue victims, and protect vulnerable children in the United States. While we’re working behind the scenes to disrupt and deflate predatory behavior, there are ways you can join us in the fight to combat child sexual exploitation. Stay informed and involved , and help spread the word about the NHTRC hotline (1-888-373-7888) and the BeFree text shortcode (233733), connecting individuals with help and resources 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

To learn more about child sexual exploitation,  watch this video , read more about  Thorn’s fight , check out  our work , and get educated on the  child sex trafficking facts  and  child abuse imagery statistics .

Here at Thorn, we continue to partner with companies across the tech industry to leverage technology to combat predatory behavior, rescue victims, and protect vulnerable children in the United States. While we’re working behind the scenes to disrupt and deflate predatory behavior, there are ways you can join us in the fight to combat child sexual exploitation. Stay informed and involved , and help spread the word about the NHTRC hotline (1-888-373-7888) and the BeFree text shortcode (233733), connecting individuals with help and resources 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

To learn more about child sexual exploitation,  watch this video , read more about  Thorn’s fight , check out  our work , and get educated on the  child sex trafficking facts  and  child abuse imagery statistics .

Sexual exploitation is the sexual abuse of children and youth through the exchange of sex or sexual acts for drugs, food, shelter, protection, other basics of life, and/or money. Sexual exploitation includes involving children and youth in creating pornography and sexually explicit websites. While the Criminal Code of Canada defines sexually exploited youth as under 18 years of age, the Child, Family and Community Service Act is applicable to youth under age 19. Therefore, youth who are under 19 years old are able to access services through the Ministry of Children and Family Development. 

Other terms that are used to talk about sexual exploitation are “child prostitution” and “youth sex trade”.  We use the terms “sexual exploitation” or “commercial sexual exploitation” to acknowledge that the use of children and youth for sexual acts is abuse and is inherently exploitative. 

While youth may not use the term “sexual exploitation” to talk about involvement in the sex trade, this is the way that it is framed under the law.  Many sexually exploited youth face realities of drug use, homelessness, past trauma, and other factors which have lead them in to the survival sex trade.  Other youth may have no such history and may have been lured, tricked or forced in to being sexually exploited.  Regardless of their personal history and life experience, it is important to respect the identities of these youth while also recognizing that any sex act between youth and adults is abuse.

UNICEF is committed to doing all it can to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in partnership with governments, civil society, business, academia and the United Nations family – and especially children and young people.

We’re building a new UNICEF.org.
As we swap out old for new, pages will be in transition. Thanks for your patience – please keep coming back to see the improvements.

UNICEF statement on recent case of sexual violence in India
NEW YORK, 20 July, 2016 – “The reported gang rape of a young Dalit woman in India by the same five men who had raped her three years ago underlines the heinous culture of impunity that surrounds violence against girls and women. 

Sexual slavery (sometimes known as sexual exploitation ) is attaching the right of ownership over one or more persons with the intent of coercing or otherwise forcing ...

The Rotherham child sexual exploitation scandal has been described as the "biggest child protection scandal in UK history". From the late 1980s until the ...

Concerned Women for America through its Board of Trustees has established Sexual Exploitation as one of its seven core issues on which we focus our efforts. Below ...

Concerned Women for America through its Board of Trustees has established Sexual Exploitation as one of its seven core issues on which we focus our efforts. Below, please find a few very basic verses that describe the Biblical support we find for our focus on this issue, as taken from our Core Issues: Biblical Foundations document. We also include our concerns on this issue, followed by the goals set forth to reverse the devastating trends in our society, as taken from our Concerns and Goals document.

Pornography has proven to be destructive to those involved in its creation and consumption, and also to innocent bystanders who are harmed by others who use pornography. There is Biblical support for protecting those who do not choose to engage in the production or use of pornography, but are caught in the crossfire.

Pornography is particularly harmful to children. Child pornography has become prominent and is a gateway to harming children.

Here at Thorn, we continue to partner with companies across the tech industry to leverage technology to combat predatory behavior, rescue victims, and protect vulnerable children in the United States. While we’re working behind the scenes to disrupt and deflate predatory behavior, there are ways you can join us in the fight to combat child sexual exploitation. Stay informed and involved , and help spread the word about the NHTRC hotline (1-888-373-7888) and the BeFree text shortcode (233733), connecting individuals with help and resources 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

To learn more about child sexual exploitation,  watch this video , read more about  Thorn’s fight , check out  our work , and get educated on the  child sex trafficking facts  and  child abuse imagery statistics .

Sexual exploitation is the sexual abuse of children and youth through the exchange of sex or sexual acts for drugs, food, shelter, protection, other basics of life, and/or money. Sexual exploitation includes involving children and youth in creating pornography and sexually explicit websites. While the Criminal Code of Canada defines sexually exploited youth as under 18 years of age, the Child, Family and Community Service Act is applicable to youth under age 19. Therefore, youth who are under 19 years old are able to access services through the Ministry of Children and Family Development. 

Other terms that are used to talk about sexual exploitation are “child prostitution” and “youth sex trade”.  We use the terms “sexual exploitation” or “commercial sexual exploitation” to acknowledge that the use of children and youth for sexual acts is abuse and is inherently exploitative. 

While youth may not use the term “sexual exploitation” to talk about involvement in the sex trade, this is the way that it is framed under the law.  Many sexually exploited youth face realities of drug use, homelessness, past trauma, and other factors which have lead them in to the survival sex trade.  Other youth may have no such history and may have been lured, tricked or forced in to being sexually exploited.  Regardless of their personal history and life experience, it is important to respect the identities of these youth while also recognizing that any sex act between youth and adults is abuse.

UNICEF is committed to doing all it can to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in partnership with governments, civil society, business, academia and the United Nations family – and especially children and young people.

We’re building a new UNICEF.org.
As we swap out old for new, pages will be in transition. Thanks for your patience – please keep coming back to see the improvements.

UNICEF statement on recent case of sexual violence in India
NEW YORK, 20 July, 2016 – “The reported gang rape of a young Dalit woman in India by the same five men who had raped her three years ago underlines the heinous culture of impunity that surrounds violence against girls and women. 

Sexual slavery (sometimes known as sexual exploitation ) is attaching the right of ownership over one or more persons with the intent of coercing or otherwise forcing ...

The Rotherham child sexual exploitation scandal has been described as the "biggest child protection scandal in UK history". From the late 1980s until the ...

Concerned Women for America through its Board of Trustees has established Sexual Exploitation as one of its seven core issues on which we focus our efforts. Below ...

Concerned Women for America through its Board of Trustees has established Sexual Exploitation as one of its seven core issues on which we focus our efforts. Below, please find a few very basic verses that describe the Biblical support we find for our focus on this issue, as taken from our Core Issues: Biblical Foundations document. We also include our concerns on this issue, followed by the goals set forth to reverse the devastating trends in our society, as taken from our Concerns and Goals document.

Pornography has proven to be destructive to those involved in its creation and consumption, and also to innocent bystanders who are harmed by others who use pornography. There is Biblical support for protecting those who do not choose to engage in the production or use of pornography, but are caught in the crossfire.

Pornography is particularly harmful to children. Child pornography has become prominent and is a gateway to harming children.

Commercial sexual exploitation of children is the exploitation by an adult with respect to a child or an adolescent – female or male – under 18 years old; accompanied by a payment in money or in kind to the child or adolescent (male or female) or to one or more third parties.

The ILO considers commercial sexual exploitation of children an abhorrent violation of the human rights of children and adolescents and a form of economic exploitation similar to slavery and forced labour, which also implies a crime on the part of those who use girls and boys and adolescents in the sex trade.

Provide project designers and managers with a simple toolkit for selecting the most appropriate strategies and actions to combat CSEC at the community level.

Here at Thorn, we continue to partner with companies across the tech industry to leverage technology to combat predatory behavior, rescue victims, and protect vulnerable children in the United States. While we’re working behind the scenes to disrupt and deflate predatory behavior, there are ways you can join us in the fight to combat child sexual exploitation. Stay informed and involved , and help spread the word about the NHTRC hotline (1-888-373-7888) and the BeFree text shortcode (233733), connecting individuals with help and resources 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

To learn more about child sexual exploitation,  watch this video , read more about  Thorn’s fight , check out  our work , and get educated on the  child sex trafficking facts  and  child abuse imagery statistics .

Sexual exploitation is the sexual abuse of children and youth through the exchange of sex or sexual acts for drugs, food, shelter, protection, other basics of life, and/or money. Sexual exploitation includes involving children and youth in creating pornography and sexually explicit websites. While the Criminal Code of Canada defines sexually exploited youth as under 18 years of age, the Child, Family and Community Service Act is applicable to youth under age 19. Therefore, youth who are under 19 years old are able to access services through the Ministry of Children and Family Development. 

Other terms that are used to talk about sexual exploitation are “child prostitution” and “youth sex trade”.  We use the terms “sexual exploitation” or “commercial sexual exploitation” to acknowledge that the use of children and youth for sexual acts is abuse and is inherently exploitative. 

While youth may not use the term “sexual exploitation” to talk about involvement in the sex trade, this is the way that it is framed under the law.  Many sexually exploited youth face realities of drug use, homelessness, past trauma, and other factors which have lead them in to the survival sex trade.  Other youth may have no such history and may have been lured, tricked or forced in to being sexually exploited.  Regardless of their personal history and life experience, it is important to respect the identities of these youth while also recognizing that any sex act between youth and adults is abuse.


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