The private sector and the economy, especially the travel and tourism industry, is a critical point where children are at particular risk of sexual exploitation and abuse. This is also shown by the results of the global assessment on the fight against sexual exploitation and abuse of children, which confirm the previous observations of the Protector of Citizens, said today the Deputy Protector of Citizens for Children's Rights and Gender Equality, Jelena Stojanović, at a meeting with the Assistant Director of the Serbian Chamber of Commerce, Gordana Tiodorović, and the Director of the Network of Organizations for Children of Serbia, Saša Stefanović.
Speaking about the perspectives and models of future cooperation with the Serbian Chamber of Commerce, Stojanović pointed out that continuous cooperation in the improvement and strengthening of mechanisms for protecting children from sexual exploitation and abuse in the private sector is of great importance.
Presenting the work of the Serbian Chamber of Commerce, Gordana Tiodorović pointed out that this is an extremely important topic both for the chamber and for society as a whole, and that the chamber is particularly interested in cooperation with the Protector of Citizens in the field of protection of children against sexual exploitation and abuse.
The meeting was held as part of the dialogue of the Protector of Citizens and the Network of Organizations for Children of Serbia with relevant state bodies and organizations in the area of protection of children against sexual exploitation and abuse and the preparations for the National Dialogue dedicated to the legal and institutional improvement of the prevention and protection of children against sexual exploitation and abuse, which will be held on 29 November 2022.