On the occasion of the European Day for the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, ECPAT International organized the first ever "Global Survivors' Forum" for adult survivors of childhood sexual exploitation. This event was held in Strasbourg within the Council of Europe on November 18th, 2016.
The topics discussed at the roundtable were identified through a participatory and local process involving more than 300 survivors around the world. The latter were able to follow the debates live and join an online platform in order to post their own comments and questions.
At the end of the Forum, a "Bill of Rights for Child Victims of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse" was launched to give a stronger voice to survivors around the globe. The document was shared with children and relevant authorities worldwide.
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