WePROTECT Global Alliance Strategy to End the Sexual Exploitation of Children Online

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

UK Internet Safety and Security Minster Baroness Shields said: “The horrific global crime of online child sexual exploitation is one that challenges our very humanity and must be eradicated. The WePROTECT Global Alliance is the multi-stakeholder movement mobilising those with a commitment to and the responsibility for protecting children from online sexual exploitation, no matter where they live in the world.”

Chair of the Board Ernie Allen said: “The challenge is to develop and deliver a global response to tackle this global crime.  We have set ambitious goals, which we will deliver in partnership with the many passionate and committed governments, companies, and international and civil society organisations that are already striving to promote the safety of children online.”

This strategy complements the launch, on 12 July 2016, 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.