PEaCE attended a training programme organized by ECPAT International on Preventing and Responding to Online Child Sexual Exploitation (OCSE) from 5th July to 7th July in New Delhi, India.

ECPAT delegates representing its South Asian member organizations based on countries such as BhutanBangladeshSri LankaNepal and India participated in this valuable training which made it possible for them to have a thorough knowledge on technical aspects related to online child exploitation, the ways in which perpetrators (mis)use the Internet and networking technologies to abuse children, preventive mechanisms, policy and advocacy frameworks, ethical reporting of related cases and much more. An important objective of the programme was to reinforce the principle of mutual cooperation and assistance in preventing and responding to OCSE.

Attention was also draw to promote the use of a common and correct terminology related to OCSE and encouraging national level reactions to Online Child Sexual Exploitation (OCSE). The overall aim of the programme was to link national, regional and international efforts to promote child protection at the global level.

Regional and international resource persons were present at the training to increase the awareness among the participants on the complexity of the issues in question.