New Strategy Announced by WeProtect Global Alliance Board

On 11 July 2016 the WePROTECT Global Alliance Board launched its new strategy, which sets out how it aims to achieve the vision of more victims identified and safeguarded, more perpetrators apprehended and an end to child sexual exploitation online.

This strategy complements the launch of the new Global Partnership and Fund to End Violence Against Children. This fund will deliver a global program of capacity and capability building, with an initial donation of £40m from the UK government supporting its work to end online child sexual exploitation. The Fund will be hosted by UNICEF and the WePROTECT Global Alliance Board will be responsible for advising how to prioritise its activities for maximum impact.

In support of this, the Board has agreed to focus on:

  • Securing high-level commitment from all parts of the international system on the need to end online child sexual exploitation and making resources available for this purpose;
  • Supporting comprehensive national action, by providing authoritative guidance to countries and organisations that support the development of national responses to online child sexual exploitation;
  • Galvanising global action, by catalysing and driving global initiatives that bring together industry, countries, law enforcement agencies and international and civil society organisations to develop the critical interventions needed to end online child sexual exploitation;
  • and,Developing strategy and governance, including securing a long-term future for the WePROTECT Global Alliance and a clear and stable governance structure.

Looking forward, the Board intends to hold the first summit of this new initiative in late 2017.

Below is the an overview of the UNICEF and WePROTECT first year of global programme of capacity building. Further information is available here.

2015-16 WeProtect Projects


Following the establishment of the WePROTECT initiative in 2014, techUK was asked by Government to take on the role as Champion for the Child Internet Risk Dashboard project and outlined the work to the Prime Minister and international delegates at the #WePROTECT Global Summit in December 2014. After the success of the WeProtect projects and Global Summit, a WeProtect Industry Event took place in September 2015.

Further information about techUK's work on Child Online Safety is available.

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