24 November 2021
BRIEFING PAPER SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN IN P E R U This briefing paper has been compiled using information included in the Out of the Shadows Index1 and the ECPAT Country Overview for Peru2 What is the Out of the Shadows Index? 63.5 The Out of the Shadows Index, developed by the Economist 12 OUT OF 60 COUNTRIES Intelligence Unit, measures how nations are addressing child sexual SCORED BY TH. [...] Data released THE SHADOWS INDEX for the first 60 countries demonstrate that governments, the private sector and civil society need to do more to protect children from sexual violence and meet the commitments they made to Target 16.2 of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. [...] Index on the country’s response to child sexual exploitation and abuse, with a score of 63.5.3 This ranking places it just between two other Latin The Index also addresses American countries, Colombia (63.5) and Brazil (62.9).4 environmental factors such as the safety and stability of a country, social Peru’s position on the Index can be explained by its extremely robust legal protections, and whe. [...] It also focuses on the engagement Nonetheless, action to prevent and respond to the sexual exploitation of businesses in the technology and travel/tourism sectors in fighting child of children in Peru can still be improved. [...] The Out of the Shadows Index: Index: Shining Light on the response to child sexual abuse and Shining Light on the response to child sexual abuse and exploitation.