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ICMEC Overview of Programs - International Centre for Missing and ...

ICMEC Overview of Programs - International Centre for Missing and ...

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drafted and released at the conclusion of the Forum. The Declaration of Rome calls for the creation of a global initiative to improve the recognition and identification of child victims, and ensure assistance for the massive numbers of hidden victims of child abuse and sexual exploitation. In response, ICMEC and Telefono Azzurro are launching a Global Health Initiative to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation. The objectives of the initiative include creating a Global Health Coalition of leading pharmaceutical, hospital and other health care leaders to develop strategies to prevent child abuse and sexual exploitation, as well as to improve treatment options for the victims; undertaking research on the long‐term impacts of child abuse and exploitation on the health and well‐being of children; promoting changes in medical education to include more content on child sexual abuse and exploitation recognition and intervention in medical school curricula; implementing in‐service training programs for health care professionals to improve recognition and awareness; identifying gaps in existing treatment modalities; assessing the adequacy of current mental health services available for child victims and for offenders; and surveying the existing treatment programs available for abusers and evaluating ways to prevent child victimization through early intervention with potential abusers. As the first step, ICMEC has begun to assemble a Global Health Coalition of leading medical, pharmaceutical and other health care leaders including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, The Mayo Clinic, The American Academy of Pediatrics, Bambino Gesu Hospital, Fondation Merieux, Hoffmann‐La Roche, GlaxoSmithKline, Forest Labs, Together for Girls, and others. Global Campaign Against Child Pornography Child pornography has become a global crisis. It is a lucrative worldwide industry, fueled by the Internet. Its victims are becoming younger. According to data from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC), 19% of identified offenders had images of children younger than 3; 39% had images of children younger than 6; and 82% had images of children younger than 12. There is also strong evidence of involvement by organized crime and extremist groups. Children have become a commodity in this insidious crime. While there is no empirical research on the scope of the problem, there are estimates. A 2002 report by ECPAT International and the Bangkok Post estimated that 100,000 child pornography websites existed on the Internet in 2001. According to the Internet Watch Foundation in the United Kingdom, there has been a 1500% increase in the number of child pornography images since 1997. In 2003, the National Criminal Intelligence Service in the United Kingdom estimated that child pornography websites had doubled worldwide; that half of the sites are hosted in the United States; and that the number of sites in Russia had doubled. NCMEC reports that most child pornography consumers and child victims are Americans; however, the financial transactions are increasingly moving offshore. U.S. and international law enforcement are now attacking the problem of child pornography. More cases are being made and more perpetrators brought to justice. Yet, law enforcement cannot arrest and prosecute every offender. We must do far more at the policy level. We must strangle the flow of money supporting this illegal, insidious enterprise. ‐2‐ ICMEC Overview of Programs

ICMEC launched the Global Campaign to Combat Child Pornography to raise awareness about and combat the epidemic of child sexual exploitation. To date, ICMEC has convened the following in furtherance of the Global Campaign to Combat Child Pornography: the Dublin Forum (Dublin, Ireland; October 2002), which explored the extent of the problem of child pornography, discussed how to raise the awareness of the child pornography issue within the international community, and created a worldwide plan of action (“The Dublin Plan”) for ICMEC to combat this most heinous crime the Lyon Forum (Lyon, France; April 2005), which surveyed the current state of the child pornography problem, explored emerging trends in child pornography, assessed the progress made on the Dublin Plan’s action items, and adjusted and adapted the Dublin Plan for moving forward. the U.S./European Summit on Missing & Exploited Children (Buonas, Switzerland; October 2005) and the Balkan Forum on Missing & Exploited Children (Athens, Greece; October 2007), which brought together government leaders, NGOs, business executives, law enforcement officials, judges, prosecutors, researchers, and physicians to look at regional issues of missing and exploited children. the Dublin Roundtable on Eradicating Commercial Child Pornography (Dublin, Ireland; April 2008), which focused on how to eliminate commercial child pornography from the Internet. the Crossing Borders to Protect the Children of the World Conference (Cairo, Egypt; February 2009), which focused on the vital role each sector of society must play in order to effectively safeguard children from victimization. the Rome Forum “The World’s Children and the Abuse of Their Rights” (Rome, Italy; November 2011), which focused on raising global awareness about the growing problem of the abuse of the rights of children and encouraging global leaders to develop a plan to address the problem on a worldwide basis. In response, a detailed action plan (“The Declaration of Rome”) was drafted. The programs that make up the Global Campaign Against Child Pornography are as follows: Financial Coalition Against Child Pornography ICMEC is particularly concerned about the link between child pornography and the financial system. In one case, investigators identified 70,000 customers paying $29.95 per month and using their credit cards to access graphic images of small children being sexually assaulted. On 20 July 2005, United States Senator Richard Shelby, the former Chairman and current Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, hosted a meeting of representatives from leading banks, credit card companies, payment companies and others. Senator Shelby opened the meeting with this statement: “If people were purchasing heroin and cocaine and using their credit cards, we would be outraged and would do something about it. This is worse.” After the initial meeting with Senator Shelby, ICMEC and its sister organization, NCMEC, held a meeting to create an action plan. From this second meeting, the Financial Coalition Against Child Pornography (FCACP) was formed. The initial strategy agreed upon by the founding FCACP members includes the following: establish a global clearinghouse on child pornography and the financial industry; draft a protocol or statement of principles for adoption and implementation by every nation; establish a proactive system to enable the financial industry to deal more effectively with illegal uses of its systems to disseminate child ‐3‐ ICMEC Overview of Programs

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