Trócaire

Addressing practices that expose women and girls to violence

Malawi
2012 - 2021

Trócaire was established by the Catholic Church in 1973 as a way for Irish people to support the most vulnerable people in the developing world, whilst also raising awareness of development in Ireland. They work with local and church partners to support communities in over 20 developing countries with a focus on food and resource rights, women’s empowerment and humanitarian response.

Grant funding from HDF supports Trócaire’s work in Malawi to address socio-cultural practices that expose children to violence. Trócaire is also piloting work to explore the scale and nature of online child sexual abuse in Malawi in partnership with INTERPOL and the Malawian Police, Ministry of Justice and Communications Regulation Authority.


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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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