ECPAT

Building a network to address the sexual exploitation of children

International
2016 - 2019

ECPAT is a global network of organisations in more than 90 countries that works to eliminate all forms of child sexual exploitation. Their activities range from supporting survivors to influencing Heads of States and partnering with multinational companies. ECPAT’s primary tools are advocacy and strategic research. The HDF-funded programme worked at global, regional and national levels to build and strengthen a network of organisations across Africa and South Asia to combat online and offline child sexual exploitation.


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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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