Prevention of Sexual Exploitation of Youth

Alarming Statistics: One Out of Three Runaways is a Victim of Exploitation.

Every year on average, there are over 5,000 cases of missing children reported to law enforcement in Quebec. Runaways account for nearly 90% of all these cases and involve youth between the ages of 12-17. The reasons why youth run away are complex, but are generally associated with them attempting to gain some control over their lives. While most runaways return home within a few days, a smaller number of youth may spend periods of time on the street, in shelters or other unfamiliar environments.

Youth become vulnerable as soon as they leave home – potentially falling victim to substance abuse, theft, crime, homelessness and sexual exploitation. Child sexual exploitation is the sexual abuse of minors and involves youth being manipulated into exchanging sexual favours for money, shelter, clothing, drugs, food, transportation, love or acceptance.

The sexual exploitation of teens can take many forms: prostitution, pornography, stripping, dancing topless, escort services and erotic massages. It is important to note that all forms of sexual exploitation are illegal under the Criminal Code of Canada and should be reported immediately.

Victims can be of any age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socio-economic background or religion. Exploiters target and prey on the vulnerability of young people and groom them by gaining their trust and promising a better and more glamorous life.

The Missing Children's Network is pleased to inform you that 15-year-old Christie Tshingambu, has been found. Thank you to all of those who shared her picture. ... See MoreSee Less

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When you arrive in a new place with your child, such as a park, shopping center, grocery store, etc., make sure you identify with your child all the safe people and places that they can approach if they ever need help: for example, a store employee, a security guard, a police officer, etc. In an emergency situation, children need to know that there is always someone available to help them. ... See MoreSee Less

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We Never Stop Searching!
Lorraine Legault was 3 years-old when she vanished on June 25, 1975, and Xiao Feng Lu was last seen back on April 30, 2014. He was only 8 months-old.

Lorraine and Xiao are two young and innocent children who both went missing under very suspicious circumstances.

Their families have never given up hope that one day their prayers will be answered.

Hope is definitely in the air! Thank you for sharing Lorraine’s and Xiao’s photos. One click is all it takes to help bring them home!
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Le Réseau Enfants-Retour est à la recherche d'un/une Coordonnateur/trice aux communications.
L’entrée en fonction est prévue vers le début juillet 2019.
La date limite pour envoyer votre candidature est le 7 juin 2019, à 17 h. Veuillez faire parvenir votre dossier à la directrice générale, Madame Pina Arcamone, par courriel à p.arcamone@reseauenfantsretour.ong ou par télécopieur au 514 843-8211.
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Today is International Day of Families

The UN reminds families of the importance of work-family balance to assist parents in their caregiving and educational roles in order to ensure the welfare of their families.

This Day serves to raise awareness of the role of families in promoting early childhood education and lifelong learning opportunities for children and youth.
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