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Côte d’Ivoire


The NGO SOS Violences Sexuelles is a member of Ivorian Network of NGOs fighting against the sexual violence of women and children (in short BANKS). SOS Violences Sexuelles is a member of ECPAT International global network and a partner of Save The Children.

SOS Violences Sexuelles responds to sexual violence by conducting prevention activities and providing psychological support for victims of sexual violence.

SOS Violences Sexuelles

Contact: Dr. Ossei Kouakou
Phone: +225 23 451641
Address: 06 BP 1889, Abidjan 06 Côte d’Ivoire – Afrique de l’Ouest
Website: n/a


According to a report of the United Nations Operation in Ivory Coast published in July 2016, 756 children have been raped between January 2012 and December 2015 (7 were boys).

The NGO SOS Violence Sexuelle and the Réseau des acteurs des médias pour les droits de l’enfant launched in June 2016 a prevention campaign called “End of the child exploitation in Africa for 2030”. The campaign started with a contest for the “Best journalist on child sexual exploitation in Africa” aimed at raising the interest of journalists on the topic.

In July 2016, the Government of Ivory Coast announced the adoption of a draft law on the strengthening of the fight against trafficking in human beings. The draft law provides a more accurate definition of human trafficking and it ensures the protection of the victims and the witnesses before, during and after the criminal proceedings.


ECPAT International
Côte d’Ivoire — Country Overview

Year: 2023

ECPAT International
Africa – Summary of Recommendations: Legal Interventions in Africa

Year: 2022

ECPAT International
Côte d’Ivoire – Liste de Verification Juridique: Mesures juridiques clés visant à protéger les enfants de l’exploitation sexuelle lors des voyages et du tourisme

Year: 2022

ECPAT International
Côte-d’Ivoire – Country Monitoring Report

Year: 2014


News from Côte d’Ivoire


Age of Consent

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Extraterritoriality & Extradition


Active and passive extraterritoriality is provided for all crimes punished with imprisonment, therefore including all SEC-related crimes. In case of passive extraterritoriality the offender must have been extradited to or detained in Cote d’Ivoire. Double criminality applies except for trafficking of children offences.

Extradition requires minimum gravity of two years of imprisonment. Cote d’Ivoire nationals cannot be extradited. Double criminality applies in all cases.

SECTT Legal Checklist Cote d’Ivoire, 2020

CSAM Definition

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Background Check Required


There are no mandatory legal provisions for criminal background checks. However the legislation includes provisions that prohibit convicted sex offenders to work in education, childcare and the public sector as well as the possibility of punishments for sex offenders that include the suspension of licences or authorisations for activities related to the offence committed.

SECTT Legal Checklist Cote d’Ivoire, 2020

National Commitments


Cote d’Ivoire has ratified the CRC, the OPSC, the OPIC, the Trafficking Protocol and the ILO Convention No. 182.

Cote d’Ivoire has also ratified the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child.

Cote d’Ivoire has not ratified the UNWTO Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics nor the AU Convention on Cyber Security and the Council of Europe’s Lanzarote and Budapest Conventions.

SECTT Legal Checklist Cote d’Ivoire, 2020

Child Advocacy Centers

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SEC Police Unit

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Protection Standards Travel and Tourism


There are no child protection standards for the travel and tourism industry in place.

SECTT Legal Checklist Cote d’Ivoire, 2020

Public SEC Case Data

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