Working Group on Child Sexual Victimization, Exploitation and Trafficking2021-08-02T10:23:57-06:00

Working Group on

Child Sexual Victimization, Exploitation and Trafficking



The purpose of the ISPCAN Working Group on Child Sexual Victimization, Exploitation and Trafficking (WG-CSET) is to develop areas of common interest for countries, organizations and individuals who are actively working on issues around CSET.

As nations address the problem of sexually exploited and trafficked children and adolescents, comprehensive data and deep understanding of issues around this social problem are essential for planning, funding, evidence based advocacy and launching other interventions to fight the sexual exploitation and trafficking of children.

A global perspective on these data is ultimately needed to understand the scale of the problem that the intervention community is addressing, the gaps in those systems and their successes and challenges.


Because the working group is newly established, the development of goals is still in process. The following goal statements comprise initial thinking regarding what the Working Group may be able to accomplish:

  1. Engage countries, organizations and individuals with existing or planned programs in order to expand the international community of interest.
  2. Help develop and promote the goals of ending child sexual exploitation and trafficking through the ongoing support of informational exchange activities such as presentations, workshops, pre-sessions, and post-sessions on the topic at various forums and conferences organized by ISPCAN, ECPAT International, International Society for Social Pediatrics and Child Health (ISSOP) and International Pediatric Association (IPA).
  3. Promote the utilization of data on CSET intervention to inform policy development at national, regional and international levels.
  4. Provide professional assistance to developing nations in creating and sustaining appropriate intervention programs in line with the SDGs, through the collaborative efforts of the Working Group membership.

Convener: Jordan Greenbaum, ISPCAN Board Member
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Key Terms & Definitions

Key Reports/Research

Trafficking in Persons Report 2019

The annual Trafficking in Persons report from the U.S. Department of State measures nearly 200 nations on their success in fighting human trafficking within their own borders, based on practices established in the latest versions of the U.S. Trafficking Victims Protection Act of [...]