The final LINEA webinar for 2019 will share results from a LINEA systematic review on the social norms linked to the sexual exploitation of children and adolescents worldwide. Five thousand articles later, we are ready to present our findings!
The review team identified 55 papers, representing 49 studies, conducted in 37 countries, and including over 14,000 participants, published between 2009 and 2019. Our analysis revealed two universal social norms:
- sexually exploited young people are stigmatised by their communities,
- while the perpetrators of sexual exploitation are not.
This presentation will describe these methods and findings in more detail, including more context-specific social norms and the attitudes and factual beliefs that underpin them. Additionally, the implications and recommendations coming from this encompassing and complex systematic review will be discussed.
The systematic review manuscript is currently under review: Buller, A.M., Pichon, M., McAlpine, A., Cislaghi, B., Heise, L., Meiksin, R. Systematic review of social norms, attitudes, and factual beliefs linked to the sexual exploitation of children and adolescents.
About the presenters
Dr. Ana Maria Buller is an Assistant Professor in social sciences and Deputy Director of the Gender Violence and Health Centre at LSHTM. Dr. Buller has extensive experience in conducting mixed methods social science research, impact evaluations and systematic reviews. Her research interests lie on the intersection of gender based violence (including interpersonal and domestic violence against women and among MSM, labour and sexual exploitation and child domestic work) health and development with a focus on prevention in LMIC (low and middle income countries). She currently heads the Learning Initiative on Norms, Exploitation and Abuse (LINEA), and the Romantic Jealousy and IPV collaborative.
Marjorie Pichon, MSc is a Research Assistant for the Gender Violence & Health Centre at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). In this position she has worked on two systematic reviews; the first on the social norms, attitudes, and factual beliefs linked to the sexual exploitation of children and adolescents worldwide, and the second as part of a project on the mechanisms and pathways of romantic jealousy and infidelity in intimate partner violence.