Global launch of the terminology guidelines for the protection of children from sexual exploitation and sexual abuse
The global launch of the Terminology Guidelines for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse, dubbed hereafter the ‘Luxembourg Guidelines' took place on 14 June 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland.
The Luxembourg Guidelines - http://www.luxembourgguidelines.org - are the first of their kind to promote conceptual clarity, ethical and correct terminology in the fight against online and offline child sexual exploitation.
- Terms to be used with caution, or avoided completely, include 'child pornography', 'child sex tourism' and 'child prostitution'.
- More appropriate terms are ‘child sexual abuse', ‘sexual exploitation of children in the context of travel and tourism' and ‘exploitation of children in/for prostitution'.
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