Tunisia: EU committed to protecting children against sexual exploitation and abuse
December 21, 2018
The Council of Europe together with the Tunisian Ministry of Women, Family Affairs, Children and the Elderly, and the Association Ado+, organised a workshop on the drafting of a child-friendly Tunisian version of the principles comprised in the Council of Europe Convention on Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse (Lanzarote Convention) on 17-19 December 2018 in Tunis, Tunisia. This activity was held in the framework of the European Union/Council of Europe joint programme “Ensuring Sustainable Democratic Governance and Human Rights in the Southern Mediterranean (South Programme III)”.
The aim was to raise-awareness amongst children and to involve them in the decision-making process regarding topics concerning them through their pro-active participation during the event. Around 70 children of different age groups (early childhood, childhood and adolescence) and regions participated in the art workshops and drafting activities.