To explain International Day Against Sexual Exploitation, www.CyberDodo.org (an interactive multimedia platform and family-oriented educational site) is launching an international video game tournament on March 4, 2010.
Sexual exploitation is one of the most serious acts of aggression that can be committed against a child – it’s a crime! We are talking about child prostitution for all human beings under the age of 18 who are active in the sex trade, whether this be forced or voluntarily. Although it is difficult to obtain exact figures, UNICEF estimates that more than 3 million children are involved in prostitution throughout the world and that they represent over a third of all sex workers in Asia.
To let all victims of this hateful industry, which affects rich countries as well as poor ones, know that they don’t have to suffer, and that the international Convention on the Rights of the Child protects them against all kinds of abuse, www.CyberDodo.org has developed an extensive collection of free multimedia content (already available in French, English, Spanish and Arabic) whose originality lies in its ability to capture the interest of the entire family by offering various formats (cartoons, video games, files, quizzes, etc.).
CyberDodo is a universal ambassador, unaffiliated with any race, gender, religion, politics or social level, which broadcasts its message of protection through the Internet, notably in partnership with the UN’s Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and Interpol, who demonstrated through Operation VICO that identified pedophiles no longer had refuge anywhere.
The object of the game, according to www.CyberDodo.org, is to save virtual child victims from sexual exploitation. Thus informed, motivated and convinced, each one of us can take concrete action to fight this scourge.