The research papers included in this section were
prepared as background reading and to update understanding of some of the
major themes associated with commercial sexual exploitation of children.
The papers were sponsored by, but do not necessarily reflect the
institutional views of individual Congress co-sponsors.
These notes explore briefly and concisely the many
different issues involved in the commercial sexual exploitation of
children. This is a complex issue, involving different kinds of abusers,
regional and cultural variations, and many distinct but often linked
causes and contributing factors. The effects on children are also multiple
and include impacts on their health and development. Please distribute the
notes freely; if you translate them into other languages for your use,
please send copies for wider distribution to the Congress Communication
Advisor: email@example.com. The
notes were sponsored by ECPAT and the NGO Group for the Convention on the
Rights of the Child.
These situation analyses, not endorsed by the Congress
co-sponsors, were prepared as contributions to regional meetings held in
preparation for the Yokohama Congress.