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Members

Since 2001, Raíces runs a center for the care and integral rehabilitation for victims of commercial sexual exploitation (Centro de Acogida, ONG Raíces; Raíces Welcome Center). Its comprehensive programme includes workshops based on theater pedagogy and it currently has a Theater Company whose members are girls from the Center. Raíces has carried out a number of research projects such as an Exploratory Study on Trafficking of Children in Three Regions of Chile. Raíces has initiated several campaigns to fight trafficking and the commercial sexual exploitation of children and also carries out advocacy work for improved legislation and holds seminaries and conferences.

Facts

Reportedly, in 2015, Chilean authorities prosecuted 91 individuals for facilitating the exploitation of children in prostitution.

Around 13,000 Chilean children work in the streets where they are exposed to higher risks of commercial sexual exploitation and abuses.

Resources

ECPAT International
The Americas – Overview of Child Protection Standards for Travel and Tourism

Year: 2020

ECPAT International
Chile – Country Monitoring Report

Year: 2014

Understanding Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) Research in Different Regions: Latin America Children’s use of ICTs

Year: 2012

ECPAT International
Youth-led Study: Understanding the Use of ICTs by Children and Young People in Relation to Their Risks and Vulnerabilities, in Latin America

Year: 2012

Explotación sexual comercial de ninos ninas y adolescentes en el ambito del turismo y viajes: Claves para comprender el fenómeno en Chile

Year: 2012

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Informe de investigación: Estudio de las Manifestaciones Locales de Explotación Sexual Comercial de Niños y Adolescentes (Chile Zona Centro Norte)

Year: 2011

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News from Chile

Indicators

Age of Consent

Not Yet Assessed

Extraterritoriality & Extradition

No

There is no specific information on extraterritoriality for SEC-related crimes or the applicability of the double criminality principle.

Extradition requires a minimum gravity of one year of imprisonment as well as the double criminality principle.

SECTT Legal Checklist Chile, 2020

CSAM Definition

Not Yet Assessed

Background Check Required

Partial

The national legislation establishes a mandatory background check requirement for every person hired for a job, position or profession in the private or public sector that involves direct and usual relationship with minors. It is unclear whether is rule also applies to volunteers. This law also prohibits convicted sex offenders to hold positions in both public and private settings involving or facilitating contact with children.

SECTT Legal Checklist Chile, 2020

National Commitments

Partial

Chile has ratified the CRC, the OPSC, the OPIC, the Trafficking Protocol, the ILO Convention No. 182.

Chile has also ratified the OPIC and the Council of Europe’s Budapest Convention.

Chile has not ratified the UNWTO Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics nor the Council of Europe’s Lanzarote Convention.

SECTT Legal Checklist Chile, 2020

Child Advocacy Centers

Not Yet Assessed

SEC Police Unit

Not Yet Assessed

Protection Standards Travel and Tourism

Partial

Chile has implemented a national code for child protection in travel and tourism as a non-binding requirement for industry operators.

SECTT Legal Checklist Chile, 2020

Public SEC Case Data

Not Yet Assessed

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