UNICEF, one of the arms of the UN, is once again embroiled in controversy over its April 2021 report suggesting that there is insufficient evidence to conclude that exposure to pornography is harmful to children, according to the Center for Family and Human Rights (C-Fam).
The C-Farm, an independent organization that monitors human rights policies at the United Nations and other international institutions, says that the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) report, entitled “Tools for securing the digital age and children’s rights online around the world,” concluded its findings, based on a study conducted in 19 European Union countries.
According to the C-Farm, the controversial study found that in most countries, of the children who viewed pornographic images, the majority were “neither upset nor happy,” even mentioning that 39% of Spanish children were “happy.”
In line with the UN human rights policy analysis group (C-Farm), the vice-president and director of the National Centre for Sexual Exploitation Research Institute, Lisa Thompson, made a strong criticism of UNICEF.
“UNICEF’s report ignores the vast body of research demonstrating the harms of pornography to children. By ignoring the real harms pornography can have, UNICEF is playing roulette with children’s health and safety”, Thompson said.
The organization Thompson chairs, which provides expert research to inform policy decisions that must be implemented to end the sexual abuse and exploitation of women and children, has found that pornography can be a central factor in this abuse.
“Mainstream pornography contains horrific sexual abuse, rape, incest, racism—all of which children should not consume,” Thompson noted, all of which “puts children at risk.”
UNICEF says children’s rights could be infringed if they are prevented from accessing pornography online. The globalist agency bases this claim on a loose interpretation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
It also considers the age of majority verification processes for accessing pornography on the internet to be an obstacle to what it calls “vital sexuality education.”
The progressive policies that the UN pushes to impose its agenda from its various agencies are extremely harmful to children.
The United Nations (UN) is pushing to impose controversial “inclusive sexuality education” (CSE) on children, both in schools and in other educational and social settings.
The technical guidance on “comprehensive sexuality education” was published in 2018 by UNESCO, another of the UN’s globalist arms, and generated significant controversy around the world considering the lack of biological gender labels, the modification of traditional language, and the open promotion of egalitarian ideology.
UNICEF’s release of the report comes just days after the United States Agency for International Development announced the renewal of its partnership with UNICEF, providing an additional $300 million in direct program funding.
Digital technologies increasingly mediate children’s lives, and how this affects both their physical and psychological wellbeing should be a central issue for an organization that claims to advocate for children. Still, UNICEF is increasingly openly running counter to its supposed purpose of caring for children’s wellbeing, calling for minors’ access to pornography under the guise of human rights and sex education, even joining the feminist push for abortion.