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Luna Nueva, established in Asuncion in 1995, works to combat violence against woman and children. It is the only organisation in Paraguay that works specifically on problems related to the sexual and commercial exploitation of children. It carries out this work through the development and implementation of programs offered to exploited children and also to adult sex workers on education, health, self-esteem, human rights and the prevention of violence. Luna Nueva pays daily visits to women and children who live on the streets and are involved in prostitution, offering them medical information, health counseling, and continuous support.

Grupo Luna Nueva

Contact: Bernardo Puente
Phone: +595 21 603117
Address: Cruz del Defensor N° 1965, C/ Victor Idoyaga, Barrio Tembetary, Asunción


Paraguay is a source, transit and destination country for child trafficking for labour and sexual purposes, especially within the Tri-Border Area (Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay). Child domestic workers are particularly vulnerable to trafficking for sexual purposes.

Children and adolescents from rural areas are often trafficked into bigger cities such as Asunción or Ciudad del Este for SEC-related purposes.


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

Year: 2020

ECPAT International
Paraguay – Country Monitoring Report

Year: 2014


Age of Consent

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Extraterritoriality & Extradition


Universal jurisdiction is provided for trafficking crimes as well as crimes contained in international commitments ratified by Paraguay as long as the offender is in Paraguayan territory. This might exclude many SEC related crimes. Double criminality is required.

No information is provided on specific provisions on extradition for SEC related crimes. Extradition only applies to offences contained in extradition treaties signed by Paraguay. Double criminality does not apply for extradition cases.

SECTT Legal Checklist Paraguay, 2020

CSAM Definition

Not Yet Assessed

Background Check Required


There are no mandatory legal provisions for criminal background checks nor legislation prohibiting convicted sex offenders to hold positions involving or facilitating contact with children.

SECTT Legal Checklist Paraguay, 2020

National Commitments


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

Paraguay has also ratified the Council of Europe’s Budapest Convention.

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

SECTT Legal Checklist Paraguay, 2020

Child Advocacy Centers

Not Yet Assessed

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 Paraguay, 2020

Public SEC Case Data

Not Yet Assessed

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