Johns Hopkins experts to develop programmes that prevent child sexual abuse perpetration

The five-year program, led by the Moore Center, will identify, validate, and disseminate perpetration prevention programmes worldwide. The award is thought to be the single largest investment in child sexual abuse prevention.

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At the heart of the challenge to better understand the scale and hidden prevalence of child sexual abuse is the lack of robust data

CSACENTRE.ORG.UK | The UK Home Office recently published the Tackling CSA Strategy, the country’s first ever cross-government approach to tackling child sexual abuse. This renewed focus on all forms of child sexual abuse is an important step forward.

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ONE BILLION CHILDREN. That’s how many girls and boys suffer from violence every year

The launch of Together to #ENDviolence, a global campaign and Solutions Summit Series to catalyse the political and financial commitments to end violence against children, gathered 1,900 participants from 130 countries.

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COVID-19 restrictions increase the risk of child sexual exploitation and abuse

INTERPOL’s report highlights the trends and threats in the current context compared to pre-pandemic measures, what impact these are having in the short-term, and what changes are likely to happen as COVID-19 restrictions are changed.

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EU strategy for a more effective fight against child sexual abuse

To complement and improve existing EU activities in protecting children from sexual abuse, and to address new challenges such as unforeseen risks of end-to-end encryption, the Commission is putting forward a new strategy to fight child sexual abuse both offline and online.

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The Technology Coalition’s Project Protect

THE TECHNOLOGY COALITION | The world has changed since we first came together in 2006. Technology is more advanced, and there has been an explosion of new internet services, including mobile and online video streaming. The number of people online – more than 4.5 billion in 2020 – has added to the challenge of keeping the internet a safe place.

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WePROTECT Global Alliance launches as an independent organisation

Thanks to the support of a range of private philanthropic foundations, the Alliance has now relaunched and will be able to advance its priorities alongside its impressive membership, which today stands at: 97 governments, 27 global technology companies and 31 leading civil society organisations.

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What works to prevent sexual violence against children?

The data is clear: Sexual violence affects girls and boys in every country around the world. For far too long it has been a silent pandemic, with little awareness of the scope, scale, and consequences of the problem or understanding of potential solutions. That silence has allowed violence against children to perpetuate.

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End Violence hosts first grantee convening

Over the last three years, End Violence has invested $32 million in 37 initiatives through the End Violence Fund. Each of these initiatives – from Peru to the Philippines – has been focused on ending online child sexual exploitation and abuse, and each grantee has tackled this issue in different ways.

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What does ‘safer’ look like?

Already today children represent one third of all Internet users. While benefiting tremendously from connectivity for their education and entertainment, they are also exposed to major risks and threats online, including different forms of violence and exploitation, bullying, radicalization, and more.

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