Child Dignity Alliance

Building a coalition to protect child dignity online

2018 - 2020

In 2017 the Centre for Child Protection of the Pontifical Gregorian University organised the World Congress on Child Dignity in the Digital World at the Vatican in partnership with Telefono Azurro and WePROTECT Global Alliance. The resulting Declaration of Rome issued a call to action to leaders across the private sector, civil society and academia and launched the Child Dignity Alliance – a coalition of the willing.

HDF funded the Child Dignity Alliance Secretariat and its work to form and coordinate six working groups with over forty senior members (from academia, public policy, the technology industry and broader private sector) to tackle myriad aspects of online child sexual exploitation and abuse.



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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