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WeProtect Global Alliance Summit 2022

Brussels and Online, 1-2 June 2022

EC co host

It is time we turned the tide on child sexual exploitation and abuse online

Bringing the networks and relationships underpinning the Alliance to life.

Our global summits are a unique opportunity for Alliance members from industry, governments, civil society and international organisations to come together to share learnings, agree collaborative solutions and reaffirm commitments.  

During the 2022 Turning the Tide Global Summit, delegates heard from global leaders and experts about protecting children from sexual exploitation online. 

We are proud to have had the European Commission as co-hosts for this summit, which took place at Palais d’Egmont in Brussels and online. 

View reports on each of the summit sessions below:

Opening speeches (Day 1)
Ernie Allen

Ernie Allen
WeProtect Global Alliance

Ylva Johansson

Ylva Johansson
European Union

Joanna Shields

Joanna Shields
WeProtect Global Alliance

Opening speeches (Day 2)
Markus Richter

Markus Richter
Government of Germany

Gulsanna Mamediieva

Gulsanna Mamediieva
Government of Ukraine

Ashton Kutcher

Ashton Kutcher
Thorn

David Lega

David Lega
European Parliament

Keynote speeches
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Saif bin Zayed al Nahyan
United Arab Emirates

Courtne Gregoire

Courtney Gregoire
Microsoft

Mama Fatima Singateh

Mama Fatima Singateh
United Nations

Kate Hampton

Kate Hampton
The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation

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Cisse Mariama Mohamed
African Union

Closing remarks
Iain Drennan

Iain Drennan
WeProtect Global Alliance

Setting the scene – the threats children face online
Iain Drennan

Iain Drennan
WeProtect Global Alliance

Stephen Kavanagh

Stephen Kavanah
INTERPOL

Susie Hargreaves

Susie Hargreaves
Internet Watch Foundation

Steven Grocki

Steven Grocki
United States Government

Antigone Davis

Antigone Davis
Meta

Michelle DeLaune

Michelle DeLaune
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

Survivor perspectives
Maud De Boer Buquicchio

Maud De Boer Buquicchio
Management Member of the Board of WeProtect Global Alliance

Daniela Ligiero

Daniela Ligiero
Together for Girls

Sarah Cooper

Sarah Cooper
The Brave Movement

Wibke Muller

Wibke Müller
G7 Survivors Task Force, The Brave Movement

Robert Shilling

Robert Shilling
The Brave Movement

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Paul Zeitz
The Brave Movement

Commitments Panel
Ylva Johansson

Ylva Johansson
European Union

Vit Rakusan

Vít Rakušan
Government of the Czech Republic

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Vincent van Quickenbourne
Government of Belgium

Christiane Rodrigues Britto

Christiane Rodrigues Britto
Government of Brazil

Davor Bozinovic

Davor Božinović
Government of the Republic of Croatia

Helen McEntee

Helen McEntee
Government of Ireland

Daniella Misail Nichitin

Daniella Misail-Nichitin
Government of Moldova

Dame Pauline K Tallen

Dame Pauline K. Tallen
Government of Nigeria

Sim Ann

Sim Ann
Government of Singapore

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Fernando Grande-Marlaska Gómez
Government of Spain

Dorothy Onesphoro Gwajima

Dr. Dorothy Onesphoro Gwajima
Government of the United Republic of Tanzania

Launch of the Model National Response Review report
Julie Inman Grant

Julie Inman Grant
Australian eSafety Commissioner

Dana Almarzouqi

Dana Almarzouqi
UAE Ministry of Interior

Howard Taylor

Howard Taylor
Partnership to End Violence Against Children

Jacqueline Beauchere

Jacqueline Beauchere
Snap Inc

Fidia Herawati

I Gusti Ayu Bintang Darmawati 
Government of Indonesia

Cornelius Williams

Cornelius Williams
UNICEF

Industry transparency
Sean Litton

Sean Litton
Tech Coalition

John Lange

John Lange
Amazon

Liz Thomas

Liz Thomas
Microsoft

Christian Papaleontiou

Christian Papaleontiou
UK Home Office

John Starr

John Starr
Thorn

National responses to child sexual abuse online
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Glenda Relova
Republic of the Philippines

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Marija Manojlovic
End Violence Global Partnership

Afrooz Kaviani Johnson

Afrooz Kaviani Johnson
UNICEF HQ

Guillermo Galarza

Guillermo Galarza
ICMEC

Albert Antwi Boasiako

Albert Antwi-Boasiako
Government of Ghana

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Gioia Scappucci
Council of Europe

Protecting children in the Age of AI
Neil Desai

Neil Desai
Magnet Forensics

Arnold Guerin

Arnold Guerin
Hubstream Inc.

Yalda Aoukar

Yalda Aoukar
Bracket Foundation

Susanne Drakborg

Susanne Drakborg
World Childhood Foundation

Nicolas Miailhe

Nicolas Miailhe
The Future Society (TFS)

Irakl Beridze

Irakli Beridze
United Nations

John Orr Hanna edited

John-Orr Hanna
Crisp

Valentina Dotto

Valentina Dotto
Yoti

Prevention and deterrence of offending behaviour
Mauricio Cunha

Mauricio Cunha
Government of Brazil

Almudena Lara

Almudena Lara
Google

Uri Sadeh

Uri Sadeh
INTERPOL

Stuart Allardyce

Stuart Allardyce
Lucy Faithfull Foundation

Dr Michael Seto

Dr. Michael Seto
The Royal Ottawa Health Care Group

Centring the voices of survivors of child sexual abuse
Elena Botezatu

Elena Botezatu
International Centre La Strada Moldova

Guillaume Landry

Guillaume Landry
ECPAT International

Jennifer Wortham

Jennifer Wortham
Global Collaborative

Jenette Carredo

Jenette Carredo
International Justice Mission

Rhiannon Faye McDonald

Rhiannon-Faye McDonald
Marie Collins Foundation

Immersive technology, risks and remedies
Fraser Nicol

Fraser Nicol
PA Consulting

Amy Jordan

Amy Jordan
Ofcom

Anton Toni Klancnik

Anton Toni Klancnik
EUROPOL

Anne Hobson

Anne Hobson
Meta, Inc.

Remy Malan

Remy Malan
Roblox Corp.

Advocating for child rights in the context of online regulation
Tom Farrell

Tom Farrell
SafeToNet

Moira ONeil

Moira O’Neil
FrameWorks Institute

Sarah Gardner

Sarah Gardner
Thorn

Vicky Rateau

Vicky Rateau
Oak Foundation

Chris Cooper

Chris Cooper
Purpose

Simon Burt

Simon Burt
Purpose

Ian Stevenson 1

Ian Stevenson
Cyacomb

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Announcements made during the Summit

Brave Movement demands action from G7 leaders to make commitments to end child sexual violence
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During the WeProtect Global Alliance Summit 2022, the Brave Movement is calling on the G7, leaders, EU governments, and technology companies to make firm commitments to end childhood sexual violence.


Communique of the WeProtect Global Alliance Summit 2022: Turning the Tide on Child Sexual Abuse Online
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We, the delegates of the Global Summit to Turn the Tide on Child Sexual Abuse Online, held at the Egmont Palace in Brussels, Belgium on 1-2 June 2022, commit to:


European Commission co-hosts WeProtect Global Alliance Summit 2022 reiterating importance of new EU legislation to combat child sexual abuse online
European Commission

EU Commissioner Ylva Johansson is reiterating the European Commission’s commitment to protecting children by stressing the importance of the newly proposed EU legislation to prevent and combat child sexual abuse online, and the establishment of an independent EU Centre on Child Sexual Abuse.


Global Taskforce on Child Sexual Abuse Online
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The European Union, African Union and sixteen governments from around the world have joined forces with WeProtect Global Alliance to establish a new Global Taskforce on Child Sexual Abuse Online.


Launch of the Model National Response Review report: Framing the Future

The review sets out how and where the MNR has been implemented in the six years since its introduction across 42 Alliance countries.


Singapore Joins WeProtect Global Alliance

At the Global Summit “Turning the Tide on Child Sexual Abuse Online”, the Government of Singapore became the 99th government to join WeProtect Global Alliance.


Tech Coalition launches Trust: Voluntary Framework for Industry Transparency
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During the Global Alliance Summit 2022, the Tech Coalition is launching Trust: Voluntary Framework for Industry Transparency, developed by industry following a consultation process with civil society and governments.


WeProtect Global Alliance brings together world leaders at “Turning the Tide” Global Summit

World leaders including the EU, Microsoft, and Ashton Kutcher’s Thorn at Global Summit to turn the tide on child sexual abuse online.


Bringing together over 400 member delegates from around the world

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