Last year, the United Nations declared November 18 World Day for the Prevention of and Healing from Child Sexual Exploitation, Abuse, and Violence. The creation of this international day was a milestone in the work to increase global awareness of the horrific prevalence of sexual violence against children and the life-altering impact it can inflict. Ending such violence should be a priority for every government. Historically, this has not been the case. Yet keeping children and adolescents safe is a vital foundation in their development and the cost of failing to do so is paid not just by them, but entire societies.
Several African governments are gathering data on the prevalence of violence against children as a first step to tackle the issue — and it’s working. Survey data for Eswatini and Kenya collected at the country level and compared over time show a marked reduction in the number of children experiencing a form of abuse.
H.M. Queen Silvia of Sweden and H.R.H. Princess Madeleine of Sweden hosted the event, which honored Hans Vestberg, Chairman & CEO, Verizon; Jennifer Wortham, Chair, Global Collaborative; and Daniela Ligiero, CEO, Together for Girls, Co-Founder, The Brave Movement
Desde principios de 2023, han aumentado los casos de agresores que utilizan Inteligencia Artificial generativa para crear material de abuso sexual infantil y explotar a los niños, según el informe de WeProtect Global Alliance, recién publicado.