Evidence from 13 countries on the context, threats, and children’s perspectives of online child sexual exploitation and abuse.
In a unique collaboration INTERPOL, ECPAT International and UNICEF have combined forces to assess the threat, conduct analysis and collecting children’s perspectives of online child sexual exploitation and abuse in 13 countries in Southeast Asia and Eastern and Southern Africa. Not only the combined expertise of the partners makes this project unique, Disrupting Harm also creates the possibility to compare across the 13 countries. In the second half of 2021 and early 2022, the three partners will launch a joint report for each of the 13 counties and two regional reports. The countries included in the projects are Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.
ECPAT conducted a comprehensive analysis of the existing research, legislation, policy, and systems addressing online child sexual exploitation and abuse for each target country, as well as collect data in the 13 countries.
For each country, INTERPOL will collect data from law enforcement agencies, NGOs and the Internet industry to measure the scope and nature of the problem. INTERPOL will also conduct a needs analysis of the capacity of law enforcement agencies to counter online child sexual exploitation and abuse.
UNICEF will conduct nationally-representative household surveys with around 1,000 children and 1,000 of their parents or caregivers in the 14 partner countries. The purpose is to hear directly from children and parents about children’s online experiences.Learn More at End-Violence.org
Disrupting Harm Brief – English
Disrupting Harm Brief – Bahasa Indonesia
Disrupting Harm Brief – Khmer
Disrupting Harm Brief – Portuguese
Disrupting Harm Brief – Thai
Disrupting Harm Brief – Vietnamese
Disrupting Harm Work Plan