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Fighting the over-sexualisation of children

Recommendation 2092 (2016)

Parliamentary Assembly
Assembly debate on 21 June 2016 (22nd Sitting) (see Doc. 14080, report of the Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development, rapporteur: Mr Valeriu Ghiletchi). Text adopted by the Assembly on 21 June 2016 (22nd Sitting).
1 Referring to its Resolution 2119 (2016) on fighting the over-sexualisation of children, the Parliamentary Assembly calls on the Committee of Ministers to ensure that the issue is addressed within the programme “Building a Europe for and with Children” and in particular the new Council of Europe Strategy for the Rights of the Child (2016-2021), as well as within the work programmes of other relevant Council of Europe bodies.
2 More specifically, the Assembly invites the Committee of Ministers to:
2.1 transmit the said resolution to the governments of member States;
2.2 invite the new Ad hoc Committee for the Rights of the Child (CAHENF) to take into account the recommendations presented in the said resolution, and to devise a specific activity aimed at fighting the over-sexualisation of children, as well as to support targeted activities carried out by other bodies of the Council of Europe in a transversal manner;
2.3 as regards the activities of other Council of Europe bodies:
2.3.1 ask the Gender Equality Commission (GEC) to draw up new standards specifically aimed at fighting the over-sexualisation of children;
2.3.2 ask the Steering Committee on Media and Information Society (CDMSI) to put a stronger emphasis on the protection of children, in the context of its activities on human rights for Internet users.