Global North

The G8 countries, the United States, Canada, all member states of the European Union, Israel, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand and four of…

Global South

Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and developing Asia. This includes three of the four newly advanced economies of the BRIC countries (excluding Russia), which…

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

An overarching document comprising 54 articles that cover all aspects of a child’s life and set out the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights…

Re-victimisation

When a victim faces any sexual abuse or assault subsequent to a first abuse or assault. (Source: OHCHR Terminology Guidelines) Re-victimisation may be caused by…

Capping

Offenders capturing footage of livestreamed child sexual abuse and exploitation (Source: Europol COVID Report). Capping may also include offenders capturing innocuous imagery of children and…

Deep-fake

A form of CGI that uses AI to replace one person’s likeness with another in recorded video. (Source: Business Insider)

Computer Generated Imagery

In the context of child sexual abuse and exploitation, this refers to wholly or partly artificially or digitally created sexualised images of children (Source: OHCHR…