Centre for Child Protection

Building a coalition to protect child dignity online

2018 - 2020

The Centre for Child Protection (CCP) of the Pontifical Gregorian University provides education resources for safeguarding minors. CCP organised the 2017 World Congress on Child Dignity in the Digital World with Telefono Azurro and WeProtect. The resulting Declaration of Rome issues a call to action to leaders across the private sector, civil society and academia. HDF has directly funded an Executive Secretary to utilise the declaration as a platform on which to build a coalition of the willing.


Bridging the gap between theory and practice – Internet Governance Forum, Paris 2018

The need for the MNR blueprint, and a nuanced, global understanding of its application, has never been greater. Online child sexual exploitation is growing faster than the response of any individual country or organisation. We need solutions and strategies now,…

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Two years on: the fund to end violence against children

Since 2016 $68,000,000 has been raised and $37,600,000 invested in 49 organisations. The scale of support for these initiatives is impressive, but more resources and momentum from across the public and private sectors are required to respond to a pervasive…

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A shared language to tackle child sexual abuse

The guidelines offer guidance on how to navigate the complex lexicon of terms commonly used in the discussion and description of sexual exploitation and sexual abuse of children. They aim to build consensus on key concepts in order to strengthen…

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