Worldwide cooperation to stop the crime of online child sexual abuse and exploitation

The WePROTECT Global Alliance is an international movement dedicated to national and global action to end the sexual exploitation of children online. 


Global Threat Assessment 2018


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Agenda 2030 for Children: End Violence Solutions Summit

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Child Dignity in the Digital World 2017


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WePROTECT founder Baroness Joanna Shields on Preventing Child Abuse and Exploitation
WePROTECT Summit, Abu Dhabi - Nov. 2015


"Tackling the heinous crime of online child sexual exploitation is one of the most important issues we face today, and the UK continues to drive forward action to tackle this. However, these crimes cannot be resolved by the UK Government alone. This is a global problem, and we have to work together to protect our children...I am confident that this global initiative will deliver real change."

Rt Hon Theresa May MP, UK Prime Minister, 2016 -
Address to WePROTECT Global Alliance to End Online Child Sexual Exploitation Advisory Board


“This is a major international crime of our age. There are networks spanning the world, children abused to order: This is a global crime, so it needs global action.”

David Cameron, Former UK Prime Minister, 2014


Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures and in this case, we need a new era of cooperation and shared responsibility that puts the needs of children first. We need to scale our response not incrementally but exponentially because change is the only constant and the future will only deliver it in orders of greater magnitude and complexity.

Baroness Joanna Shields, WePROTECT Founder, 2017 - The Reality of Young Life Lived Behind Screens — Keynote Address to Child Dignity in the Digital World Congress


"Technology has changed the way we live, learn, work and play. Yet, there is a dark side. Technology also facilitates the exploitation of children. We must innovate. We must catch-up. There are limits to what governments and law enforcement can do alone, but there is no limit to what governments, law enforcement and committed private sector leaders can do together."

Ernie Allen, WePROTECT Chairman, 2017

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Latest News:

New hotline for reporting child sex abuse in Scotland - December, 2018

Advertisers urged to help tackle online child sexual exploitation - December, 2018

Latest report published by NetClean about Child Sexual Abuse - December, 2018

New report published by ICMEC about Child Sexual Abuse Material - November, 2018

Pedofilia online e dark web, domani al via il convegno alla Gregoriana - October, 2017

How the Rome conference on “Child Dignity in the Digital World” opened my eyes - October, 2017

The Reality of Young Life Lived Behind Screens — Child Dignity in the Digital World Congress 2017 - October, 2017

Global Congress on "Child Dignity in the Digital World," Press Release - May, 2017

Baroness Shields appointed as the PM's Special Representative on Internet Crime and Harms and becomes solely a Home Office minister - December, 2016

Baroness Shields' speech at INTERPOL Specialists Group meeting - November, 2016

An Internet for Children and Young People - November, 2016

As technology shifts the human condition, what are the realities of lives lived behind screens? - November, 2016

20 Years Progress in Battle to Rid the Internet Of Indecent Images of Children - October, 2016

Baroness Shields speaks at United Nations launch of the End Violence Against Children Global Partnership & WePROTECT Initiative Fund - July, 2016