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Members

GURISES UNIDOS (“United Kids”) is a non-governmental organisation working for the protection of children’s rights. Since its beginning, Gurises Unidos has made it a priority to focus on the attention and care of socially vulnerable children, especially those on the streets. Improving children’s quality of life involves the formation of educational processes for social inclusion. To this end, Gurises Unidos works towards child-family and school-community integration; the management of resources and existing services; active participation of all local actors, especially children and adolescents; the creation and strengthening of local networks for child and teenager care; and it also carries out training workshops and courses for teachers, children and adolescents.

Asociacion Civil Gurises Unidos

Contact: Fernanda Caballero
Phone: +598 2 4003081
Address: Carlos Roxlo 1320, CP 11200 – Montevideo, Uruguay
Email: gurises@gurisesunidos.org.uy
Website: http://www.gurisesunidos.org.uy

Facts

By the end of 2014, 78 cases of sexual exploitation of children were reported in Uruguay, with an overwhelming majority of girl victims (76).

In 2013 the National Committee for the Elimination of Commercial and Non-Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adolescents (CONAPEES) launched the campaign “No Hay Excusas” to raise public awareness of sexual exploitation and about the legislation that penalises offenders.

Resources

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

Year: 2020

ECPAT International
Uruguay – Country Monitoring Report

Year: 2006

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

Year: 2012

News from Uruguay

Indicators

Age of Consent

Not Yet Assessed

Extraterritoriality & Extradition

No

The Penal Code provides for active and passive extraterritoriality for all crimes as long as the offender is in Uruguayan territory. Double criminality is also required.

Extradition requires a minimum gravity of 6 years of imprisonment, therefore no SEC-related cases qualify as extraditable crimes. Double criminality is also required for extradition cases.

SECTT Legal Checklist Uruguay, 2020

CSAM Definition

Not Yet Assessed

Background Check Required

Partial

There is a mandatory legal requirement for criminal background checks of anybody working with children in the private and public sector. It is unclear whether this provision also applies to volunteers.

SECTT Legal Checklist Uruguay, 2020

National Commitments

No Data

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

Uruguay has not ratified the UNWTO Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics nor the Council of Europe’s Lanzarote and Budapest Conventions.

SECTT Legal Checklist Uruguay, 2020

Child Advocacy Centers

Not Yet Assessed

SEC Police Unit

Not Yet Assessed

Protection Standards Travel and Tourism

Yes

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

SECTT Legal Checklist Uruguay, 2020

Public SEC Case Data

Not Yet Assessed

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