Article 36: Other forms of exploitation


States Parties shall protect the child against all other forms of exploitation prejudicial to any aspects of the child's welfare.

Some forms of exploitation such as sexual abuse and armed conflict are widely recognised and condemned. But children can also be exploited in other ways: in political activities, by the media, by researchers for medical or scientific experimentation, or because they have talents, such as for sports or performance arts, which may lead to them being deprived of other aspects of their childhood.