Resources on commercial sexual exploitation of children


  1. How to work strategically with the media?

    01 March 2009

    Recommendations for institutions and organizations working to eliminate commercial sexual exploitation of children and adolescents. This manual seeks to provide a series of basic rules for lobbying the media and influencing the public debate on the subject.

  2. An example of "best practice" for institutionalization and sustainability of the topic in national public policies (Costa Rica)

    01 March 2009

    This paper systematizes the process followed in Costa Rica to build and institutionalize the National Plan against Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adolescents 2008-2010, with the corresponding characterization of its primordial distinctive elements. The goal sought with its publication is simply to respectfully offer it as another technical input for consideration by the coalitions and organizations working on this and other related problems throughout Latin America.

  3. Taking action! The Labour Inspection in the face of crimes of commercial sexual exploitation of children and adolescents

    01 March 2009

    This pamphlet, addressed to labour inspectors, attempts to answer the questions related to child labour and its worst forms, and inform, in particular, with regard to crimes of commercial sexual exploitation of children and adolescents, who are victims of economic exploitation. This document includes the telephone numbers of institutions in Central America and the Dominican Republic, with whom labour inspectors can coordinate actions for the protection of victims and reporting of CSEC cases.

  4. The time is now! Thematic bulletin No. 6: The role of the media

    01 March 2009

    Compilation of articles regarding the role of the media in the prevention and elimination of the commercial sexual exploitation of children and adolescents.

  5. Prevention of commercial sexual exploitation: The media also share the responsibility

    01 February 2009

    Leaflet addressed to media that explains what commercial sexual exploitation is and how to tackle this issue.


  1. Belize Protocol. How to care for child and adolescent victims of commercial sexual exploitation

    01 December 2008

    This document has been developed to address the need for a coordinated protection, care and support to victims of CSEC so that child and adolescent victims can access and enjoy their human rights and develop to their full potential. Those providing care for victims will find the document insightful, practical and helpful in developing programs to care for victims.

  2. A shared responsibility: Workers organizations in the fight against the commercial sexual exploitation of children and adolescents

    01 November 2008

    This leaflet describes the characteristics, causes and consequences of commercial sexual exploitation of children and is directed at workers¿ organizations throughout Central America, including both trade union leaders and their respective unions, with the aim of creating an alliance in the fight against this crime against children.

  3. Commercial sexual exploitation of children and adolescents - The ILO's response

    01 November 2008

    This brochure explains the ILO's role in fighting commercial sexual exploitation of all children under 18 years of age, a worst form of child labour specifically targeted for immediate elimination under ILO Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999 (No. 182). It describes the principle characteristics of CSEC and the factors that make children vulnerable to it. It also gives a concise review of how ILO Convention No. 182 can be a powerful tool against CSEC.

  4. Commercial sexual exploitation of children - Questions & Answers

    01 September 2008

  5. Indicators and information system for LAC to monitor the international commitments regarding the prevention and elimination of CSE of children and adolescents - DevInfo LAC CSE

    01 September 2008

    DevInfoLAC CSE is an indicators and information system that allows the monitoring of the international commitments adopted by countries regarding this specific issue. It is a tool designed to gather information and quantitative and qualitative data, using simple and user-friendly methods and organization.