Council of Europe's State Agency for the Protection of Children's Rights (SAPCR) organized a round table on „Combatting Violence Against Children in Albania“, which was held on 26 March 2015 in Tirana, Albania. Direction of Child Protection Center, Assoc. Prof. Gordana Buljan Flander, PhD, was invited to make a presentation on the topic of sexual violence against children and to give her point of view on what kind of strategies and mechanisms states need to put in place to support child victims, how to conduct child friendly interviewing of victims, need to collect data and preventive strategies to protect children from sexual violence. Following the Roundtable, she was also invited to give specific recommendations for the development of a future project on children`s rights in Albania.
On the occasion of the today’s International Day of Children’s rights and the World Day for the Prevention of Child Abuse (November 19th) and also European Day of Protection against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (November 18) we have decided to sensitize the public and experts. It’s so important to raise awareness of sexual violence against children and promote the protection of their rights.
The European Day helps maintain the momentum and attention on the need to continue protecting children from sexual exploitation and sexual abuse.
The Council of Europe published an article about protection of children against sexual exploitation and sexual abuse on its website and can be viewed at the following link: https://www.coe.int/en/web/human-rights-channel/end-online-child-sex-abuse