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ISS/IRC Code RIGHTS-TOOL 043
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Title Semantics or substance? Towards a shared understanding of terminology referring to the sexual abuse and exploitation of children
Author Subgroup against the sexual exploitation of children; NGO Group for the CRC
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Date published/issue 01-00-2005
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Page 112
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Document description Guide
Country concerned WORLD
Index Child-rights
Free text This document helps to create a shared language for non-governmental organisations (NGO), governments and international bodies such as the United Nations to speak frankly and openly about the abuse and (sexual) exploitation of children. Understanding key terms and defining them consistently is an important part of effective prevention, protection and recovery programmes for children who have been sexually abused and exploited. The document discusses 14 terms used frenquently in discussions on sexual crimes committed against children. It does not draw on definitions employed by medical or scientific entities, with the exception of the World Health Organization. Rather it draws on the international instruments and agencies that influence the policies and programmes of governments, UN agencies and child rights NGOs around the world. "Semantics or Substance?" does not promote preferred definitions but highlights the various definitions utilised.

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