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Global Summit on ending Online Child Sexual Exploitation (OCSE)

Roosevelt St., Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia 809 Views

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Dec 11, 2019 8:00AM

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Dec 12, 2019 7:00PM
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The development and expansion of digital technologies has brought invaluable opportunities for young people to learn, socialize and communicate. However, it has also provided offenders with increased opportunities – and a range of new capabilities – to abuse children on a mass scale. This is reflected in the exponential increase in online child sexual exploitation, which leaves a devastating and lasting impact upon children everywhere. Online child sexual exploitation is a global crime that demands a global response. Children are being abused across the world and it is our moral responsibility to help them. Rocketing global internet access in Africa, Asia and the Middle East has brought with it many opportunities, but it has also led to more children than ever being exploited online in these parts of the world.

The WePROTECT Global Alliance (WPGA) is a global movement that brings together the influence, expertise and resources required to transform how online child sexual exploitation is dealt with worldwide. Government and law enforcement cannot tackle this crime in isolation, it is only through working in partnership with industry and civil society that we can work towards eradicating online child sexual exploitation. The WePROTECT Global Alliance’s geographical reach is unprecedented: 90 countries are members along with 22 global technology companies and 25 leading (NGO’s) Non-Governmental Organisations. The African Union – a WPGA regional member - is currently delivering a two-year project to “strengthen national and regional action to tackle OCSE in Africa” and the WPGA is supporting the delivery of this project.

In order to strengthen the global movement against online child sexual exploitation, the Commission of the African Union is organising a Global Summit to tackle online child sexual exploitation. This will be co-hosted by the African Union, the WePROTECT Global Alliance and the UK Government. The Summit will unite key partners from governments, civil society, the technology industry, law enforcement agencies and research institutions against online child sexual exploitation like never before. Across the two-day event, delegates will be provided with the knowledge, tools and networks required to understand the nature and prevalence of online child sexual exploitation, and the means to implement a strategic global response.


Roosevelt St., Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia


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