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Child Sexual Exploitation: What Do Mega Sporting Events Have to Do with It?

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In 2013, the Brunel University published a groundbreaking research on sexual exploitation and the FIFA World Cup. The key message conveyed was that although Mega Sporting Events may increase the risk of child sexual exploitation, there is no data to determine whether, how and to what extent these risks translate into harm. In this report, Terre Des Hommes lays out the actions to be taken by large sports governing bodies to monitor the prevalence of this phenomenon and to fulfil their duty to protect children.

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