The sexual exploitation of children in the Middle East and North Africa

What is most striking about the sexual exploitation of children in the Middle East and North Africa region is how little is actually known about it. In a new report, ECPAT International warns that the lack of attention and data on this topic has dire consequences for the 160 million children living in the region.

In this story, we will put the spotlight on some of the biggest issues in the region; the sexual exploitation of children in war and conflict, through child marriages, and as influenced by complex gender norms. To understand the possibilities for change, we will give you some context to the realities of people in 19 countries in the Middle East and North Africa are facing.

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Source and picture: Ecpat international