Building Bridges to combat Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking of Children and Adolescents

Author: ICCO Cooperación/Programa Stepping Stones: Fundación La Paz, Centro Humanitario De Apoyo A La Mujer (CHANE), Fundación Renacer, Grupo Luna Nueva, BASE, Capital Humano Y Social Alternativo De Perú.
Imprint: Bolivia, 2015
Associated Institutions : AIDS FONDS
Available in the following languages : Español
Resource Type: Documents
Document Type: Summary / Resumen Compilation / Compilación
Countries : Plurinational State of Bolivia Brazil Colombia Peru Paraguay
Explotation Type: Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) / Explotación sexual de niñas (ESCNNA) Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes / Trata de NNA con el propósito de su explotación Sexual exploitation of children in Travel & Tourism (SECTT) / Explotación Sexual de NNA en el contexto de turismo
Actor: Children / Niños, niñas y adolescentes Rights / Derechos
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Commercial sexual violence is a phenomenon that involves commercial sexual exploitation of the bodies of children and adolescents, a violation of their human rights. It is a profit-oriented illegal activity that follows a set of social, patriarchal, male centered, colonial and adult-centric practices that are specific to a culture of violence and abuse of power. Bolivia, unlike what is currently stated in the international legal framework, has addressed the issue conceptually and legally with more depth than other countries and defined the crime of commercial sexual violence against young girls, children and adolescents, and has identified the active subject of the crime: the sexual aggressor, or ‘john’, mistakenly called client. In the frame of the Stepping Stones Program: Building bridges in the fight against commercial sexual exploitation and trafficking of minors in Bolivia 2014-2015, Fundacion La Paz, together with funding provided by ICCO Cooperation and Aids Fonds, presents this diagnosis of human needs among adolescent and young women living in situations of sexual in the city of El Alto, a study attempting to shed light on how these needs are organized, what is their order of importance and which are the most common satisfactors to fulfill them.



Youth Voices for Change is an initiative of the Down To Zero Alliance that seeks to prevent the sexual exploitation of children and adolescents by amplifying the voices of young leaders for change in Latin America and Asia.