Launch Webinar of the
Child Law International Alliance (CLIA)
in association with
Beijing Children’s Legal Aid and Research Center (BCLARC)
[15:00 Beijing, GMT+8 /9:00 CEST]
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Background of the Webinar
As information and communication technology (ICT) evolves, online child sexual exploitation and abuse has become an accelerating threat to the safety of children and raised global concerns over the past decades. One nascent problem is grooming of children for sexual purposes facilitated by ICT, especially in the context of the Covid-19 Pandemic. Grooming victimizes numerous children, posing them at direct risk for sexual abuse and exploitation. Research shows that at least 63 countries have promulgated legislation regarding online grooming of children. However, grooming has not been addressed by law in many other countries. Legislative vacuum can be partly attributed to lack of public awareness. The concept of grooming remains unknown to the public, even to practitioners and scholars specializing in child law and penal law.
This webinar will introduce some of the best experience in combating online child sexual exploitation and abuse and raise awareness of legislative response and other preventive measures to the emerging challenge of grooming for sexual purposes.
|Lihua Tong||President of Child Law International Alliance and Director of Beijing Children’s Legal Aid and Research Center||5 min|
|Catherine Mbengue||Board member of Child Law International Alliance||5 min|
|Shuaishuai Niu(Anna)||Fellow Researcher of Beijing Children’s Legal Aid and Research Center||10 min|
|Khemachart Prakyhongmanee||Deputy Director of Department of Special Investigation, Thailand||10 min|
|Georgi Apostolov||Coordinator of the Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre (SIC)||10 min|
|Rangsima Deesawade (Ying)||Regional Coordinator for East and Southeast Asia, ECPAT International||10 min|
|Wenying, Su||Child Protection Specialist, UNICEF China||10 min|
|Joy Katunge||Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and Legal Officer at Kenya Alliance for Advancement of Children||10 min|
|Xiaoyuan Shang||Professor of Beijing Normal University, and Associate Professor of the Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Australia||10 min|
|Yue Zhao||Fellow Researcher of Child Law International Alliance|
All the participants of the webinar will be invited to provide their contribution during the Q&A session.
Please join us!