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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Tech companies report 100% increase in online child abuse photos and videos in 12 months

NYTIMES.COM | The Internet Is Overrun With Images of Child Sexual Abuse. What Went Wrong? Online predators create and share the illegal material, which is increasingly cloaked by technology. Tech companies, the government and the authorities are no match.

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TED talks ending violence against children

The challenge to end violence against children took centre stage at TEDSummit 2019 in Edinburgh. Howard Taylor, Executive Director of End Violence Against Children, explored the truly devastating scale of violence against children and the truly unprecendented opportunity we all…

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Leaders call for action at first ever African Summit to end FGM and child marriage

Speaking at the plenary opening session attended by more than 300 participants, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said: “There is nothing that can justify these practices. No religious or cultural belief or medical reason…

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Sexual violence is happening everywhere, regardless of a country’s economic success

Combatting sexual violence against children sexual requires a stronger and more targeted response from governments and businesses around the world, according to The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Out of the Shadows Index.

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15 recommendations for child safety online

A focus of this report is on the need to dismantle the chief technical, legal and policy silos that are frustrating real collaboration among law enforcement, industry, government and the non-government sector.

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Bridging the gap between theory and practice at the Internet Governance Forum

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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