Commemoration of European Day on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse
On 18 November 2023, we celebrate the European Day for the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse. Slovenia, together with the initiating countries Andorra, Belgium, Luxembourg, Monaco and San Marino, has for the 9th year in a row prepared a declaration to mark this day. This year, 37 other European countries and the European Union have endorsed the joint declaration.
The central theme of the European day this year is "Learning from survivors of childhood sexual violence to drive policy change", which emphasises engaging with survivors at national and local levels and learning from their experiences to improve action. To this end, the Council of Europe has produced a range of information, available together with the joint statement at their website.