Who we are

WeProtect Global Alliance brings together governments, the private sector, civil society and intergovernmental organisations to develop policies and solutions to protect children from sexual exploitation and abuse online.

The Alliance relaunched in 2020 as an independent organisation and is the combination of two initiatives:

  • The European Commission and US Department of Justice’s Global Alliance Against Child Sexual Abuse Online; and
  • WePROTECT, established by the UK Government as a global multi-stakeholder response to combating online child sexual abuse.

Our vision

A digital world designed to protect children from sexual exploitation and abuse.

Our purpose

The internet was not created with child safety in mind; it can be unsafe for children to explore. Every phone and computer is a potential gateway for offenders seeking to sexually exploit children.

Our Alliance generates political commitment and practical approaches to make the digital world safe and positive for children, preventing sexual abuse and long-term harm.

Our mission

WeProtect Global Alliance brings together experts from government, the private sector and civil society.

We break down complex problems and develop policies and solutions to protect children from sexual abuse online.

How we are funded

We rely on the support of generous donors to fund this important work. It is thanks to their support that we have been able to achieve important milestones in recent years, which can help tackle child sexual exploitation and abuse online.

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Funding from our donors allows us to drive through our members and produce a series of resources and events to protect children from sexual exploitation and abuse online.

Latest blogs

Two-thirds of Gen Z targeted for online “sextortion” – New Snap research

Jacqueline Beauchere, Global Head of Platform Safety, Snap Inc. and Board Member of WeProtect Global Alliance,…

Child safety and end-to-end encryption: irreconcilable or a possible match?

Donagh O'Malley, Advisor at Cyacomb, reflects in this opinion piece on the relationship between child safety…

Regulating the internet: why we need to “go global” to create a safer internet for all young people

In this opinion piece, the author explains why global internet standards are critical for legislation to…

One of the most critical child protection issues of this century – looking back and looking ahead

Cornelius Williams, UNICEF’s Director of Child Protection, reflects on three decades of work in the child…