Training of Trainers, Sensitisation of Service Providers

Author: Willeke Kempkes
Imprint: Amsterdam, Netherlands, July/2016
Associated Institutions : AIDS FONDS
Resource Type: Documents
Document Type: Manual / Manual
Explotation Type: Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) / Explotación sexual de niñas (ESCNNA)
Actor: Children / Niños, niñas y adolescentes Families & Communities / Familias y Comunidades NGOs & service providers / ONGs y proveedores de servicio
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This manual supports trainers giving the three-day course ‘Training of Trainers - Sensitisation of Service Providers’. The objective of the course is to give new trainers the knowledge, skills and practical experience required to provide sensitisation workshops for service providers working with minors who sell sex.


Minors (children below the age of eighteen) and young people (age group 18-24) who sell sex lack access to appropriate healthcare and other social services. At the same time, they have an increased risk of contracting HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and are more often faced with unplanned pregnancies and legal and illegal abortions than others. People who sell sex face a complex legal system that varies widely between countries. When service providers and staff of community organisations encounter minors selling sex, they face a dilemma: how can they work with minors without being seen to be encouraging them to work in the sex industry? Service providers are also faced with the challenge of how to deliver the best possible care according to laws and rights of minors on the one hand, and meet professional ethics on the other.



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.