Resources on commercial sexual exploitation of children


  1. Terminology Guidelines for the protection of children from sexual exploitation and sexual abuse

    14 June 2016


  1. Tracer Study - PARAGUAY

    16 July 2012

    This report describes the research carried out in Paraguay following the methodology of tracer study. The research aimed to study the impact occurred in the life of former child beneficiaries of actions programmes implemented by IPEC projects in domestic labour and commercial sexual exploitation sectors.


  1. Child labour in Papua New Guinea: Report on the rapid assessment in Port Moresby on commercial sexual exploitation of children and children working on the streets, 2011

    01 December 2011

    The Report of child labour in Papua New Guinea provides an overview of the processes, key findings and recommendations of the Child Labour Research Surveys, supported through the TACKLE project, in two sectors in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea including: i. Commercial sexual exploitation of children; ii. Children working on the streets.

  2. Final report of the pilot survey on commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) 2009, Philippines

    01 May 2011

    The target population for the survey was all household population whose usual place of residence is Cebu City. Specifically, the survey covered all persons aged 5 to 25 years old who considered the country as their primary place of residence irrespective of citizenship. The primary targets were the commercially sexually exploited children under 18 years of age. The age was extended to 25 years to cover a wider range of population & to capture those who were not reporting their real age.


  1. Child Labour in Fiji - A survey of working children in commercial sexual exploitation, on the streets, in rural agricultural communities, in informal and squatter settlements and in schools

    01 December 2010

    This research tells us that too many children in Fiji are being put at risk of exploitation. Too many children are missing out on their childhood and the benefits of education. Many children are victims of the worst forms of child labour, including commercial sexual exploitation and hazardous work. Among the important voices heard in this research are those of children themselves. We salute their courage in sharing their experiences.

  2. 2009 Pilot Survey on Children and Youth (SCY) - Final Report

    01 September 2010

    the ILO/IPEC contracted the National Statistics Office (NSO) of the Philippines to undertake a pilot survey on CSEC. In consultation with ILO/IPEC, the Philippine NSO developed the data collection methodology/strategies and questionnaire design for a CSEC household-based survey. The pilot survey was named SURVEY ON CHILDREN AND YOUTH (SCY) and targeted children 5 to 17 years old.

  3. Survey report on sex workers and sexually exploited children

    01 August 2010

    Sexually exploited children and adult female sex workers are increasingly exposed to risk of falling victim to human trafficking, therefore, baseline data is essentially required for planning and taking measures to prevent and stop crimes of sex violence, sexual exploitation and human trafficking.

  4. Mongolia: Improving the legal protection of child victims of sexual abuse and exploitation - Analytical report

    01 June 2010

    This analytical report has been prepared in order to contribute to the total prohibition of sexual exploitation and abuse of children in Mongolia, protect the child victims, advance the legal environment for the rehabilitation measures and services, as well as to contribute to the improvements of accurate implementation.

  5. SCREAM: Mobilizing public action

    01 May 2010

    The SCREAM methodology aimed at raising awareness among teachers and students about child labour in Paraguay has proven to be very successful and has also managed to grab the public's attention on the issue.

  6. Code of conduct: The contribution of the tourism industry in the fight against the commercial sexual exploitation of children

    01 May 2010

    As a response to the prevalence of child sex tourism in Costa Rica, the tourism industry has committed itself to protect children from sexual exploitation in travel and tourism.