INTERPOL (Disrupting Harm) 1

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INTERPOL (Disrupting Harm)

Evidence From 14 Countries on the Context, Threats, and Children’s Perspectives of Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse.

Countries involved:
France

Disrupting Harm is a large-scale data collection and research project to better understand online child sexual exploitation and abuse across the world. This study is assessing the scale, nature and context of this issue in 14 countries across Southern and Eastern Africa and Southeast Asia. Supported by the Fund, three grantee partners will work together to conduct the study, including ECPAT InternationalINTERPOL and the UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti. UNICEF’s role is o conduct nationally-representative household surveys with approximately 1,000 children and 1,000 of their parents/caregivers in each of the 14 partner countries, together with UNICEF Country Offices.

Learn more about Disrupting Harm by visiting the project’s dedicated webpage.

The role of INTERPOL

The Disrupting Harm project is being led by INTERPOL’s Crimes Against Children Unit, which works to identify and rescue young victims of sexual abuse; block access to child sexual abuse material; and prevent sex offenders from travelling abroad to escape justice or abuse children. In this project, INTERPOL will use its expertise and networks to better understand how technology facilitates the sexual abuse and exploitation of children. Their assessment will be built on data from law enforcement agencies, non-governmental organisations and the digital and online industry. INTERPOL will also conduct a needs analysis of the capacity of law enforcement agencies to counter online child sexual exploitation and abuse in each country.

INTERPOL is the International Criminal Police Organization. As an inter-governmental organization, its role is to assist law enforcement agencies across its 194 member countries to combat all forms of transnational crime. The Organization maintains global databases containing police information on criminals and crime, and provides operational and forensic support, analysis services and training. 

For more information, read the disrupting harm project brief in English. The project brief is also available in the following languages:

Khmer   Vietnamese  Bahasa Indonesia      Thai Portuguese

Grant timeline:
February 2019 – September2022

Grantee website:
www.interpol.int/en

Funding amount:
$1,782,381

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INTERPOL (Disrupting Harm) 1

Our grantees INTERPOL (Disrupting Harm) Evidence From 14 Countries on the Context, Threats, and Children’s Perspectives of Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse. Countries involved:France

Childline Zimbabwe

Our grantees Childline Zimbabwe Screen Online Project Countries involved:Zimbabwe Childline Zimbabwe will work on the Screen Online Project which is designed to influence children, families and communities

UNICEF Viet Nam

Our grantees UNICEF Viet Nam Safer Internet – Safer Childhood Countries involved:Viet Nam UNICEF Vietnam will work on the Safer Internet – Safer Childhood  project will

Plan International Vietnam

Our grantees Plan International Vietnam Countries involved:Viet Nam Plan International’s project will address gaps in the child protection system to respond to online child sexual exploitation

World Vision International

Our grantees World Vision International Tackling Online Child Sexual Exploitation in Vietnam Countries involved:Viet Nam In Vietnam, World Vision Vietnam is bringing online violence prevention to schools, communities,

ChildFund Australia

Our grantees ChildFund Australia Swipe Safe: Helping Young People Make the Most of the Online World Countries involved:Viet Nam Since July 2017, the Fund has

Internet Watch Foundation 2

Our grantees Internet Watch Foundation Rethink ChatBot Countries involved:United Kingdom INTERPOL will bring the most advanced technology to investigators of online CSEA through its new DevOps

Childline Zimbabwe

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Childline Zimbabwe

Screen Online Project

Countries involved:
Zimbabwe

Childline Zimbabwe will work on the Screen Online Project which is designed to influence children, families and communities to adopt strategies that increase prevention of child abuse on online spaces and increase access to justice and social care where children have fallen victim of OCSEA.

Grant timeline:
June 2022 – June 2024

Grantee website:
www.childline.org.zw

Funding amount:
$940,065

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INTERPOL (Disrupting Harm) 1

Our grantees INTERPOL (Disrupting Harm) Evidence From 14 Countries on the Context, Threats, and Children’s Perspectives of Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse. Countries involved:France

Childline Zimbabwe

Our grantees Childline Zimbabwe Screen Online Project Countries involved:Zimbabwe Childline Zimbabwe will work on the Screen Online Project which is designed to influence children, families and communities

UNICEF Viet Nam

Our grantees UNICEF Viet Nam Safer Internet – Safer Childhood Countries involved:Viet Nam UNICEF Vietnam will work on the Safer Internet – Safer Childhood  project will

Plan International Vietnam

Our grantees Plan International Vietnam Countries involved:Viet Nam Plan International’s project will address gaps in the child protection system to respond to online child sexual exploitation

World Vision International

Our grantees World Vision International Tackling Online Child Sexual Exploitation in Vietnam Countries involved:Viet Nam In Vietnam, World Vision Vietnam is bringing online violence prevention to schools, communities,

ChildFund Australia

Our grantees ChildFund Australia Swipe Safe: Helping Young People Make the Most of the Online World Countries involved:Viet Nam Since July 2017, the Fund has

Internet Watch Foundation 2

Our grantees Internet Watch Foundation Rethink ChatBot Countries involved:United Kingdom INTERPOL will bring the most advanced technology to investigators of online CSEA through its new DevOps

UNICEF Viet Nam

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UNICEF Viet Nam

Safer Internet - Safer Childhood

Countries involved:
Viet Nam

UNICEF Vietnam will work on the Safer Internet – Safer Childhood  project will focus on strengthening the national legal infrastructure and capacity, improving early interventions and victim support, and increasing knowledge and engagement of caregivers, teachers and children to prevent and protect children from OCSEA.

Grant timeline:
September 2022 – September 2025

Grantee website:
www.unicef.org/vietnam

Funding amount:
$1,000,000

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INTERPOL (Disrupting Harm) 1

Our grantees INTERPOL (Disrupting Harm) Evidence From 14 Countries on the Context, Threats, and Children’s Perspectives of Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse. Countries involved:France

Childline Zimbabwe

Our grantees Childline Zimbabwe Screen Online Project Countries involved:Zimbabwe Childline Zimbabwe will work on the Screen Online Project which is designed to influence children, families and communities

UNICEF Viet Nam

Our grantees UNICEF Viet Nam Safer Internet – Safer Childhood Countries involved:Viet Nam UNICEF Vietnam will work on the Safer Internet – Safer Childhood  project will

Plan International Vietnam

Our grantees Plan International Vietnam Countries involved:Viet Nam Plan International’s project will address gaps in the child protection system to respond to online child sexual exploitation

World Vision International

Our grantees World Vision International Tackling Online Child Sexual Exploitation in Vietnam Countries involved:Viet Nam In Vietnam, World Vision Vietnam is bringing online violence prevention to schools, communities,

ChildFund Australia

Our grantees ChildFund Australia Swipe Safe: Helping Young People Make the Most of the Online World Countries involved:Viet Nam Since July 2017, the Fund has

Internet Watch Foundation 2

Our grantees Internet Watch Foundation Rethink ChatBot Countries involved:United Kingdom INTERPOL will bring the most advanced technology to investigators of online CSEA through its new DevOps

Plan International Vietnam

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Plan International Vietnam

Countries involved:
Viet Nam

Plan International’s project will address gaps in the child protection system to respond to online child sexual exploitation and abuse (OCSEA), working with adolescents, schools, parents and service providers to set up an innovative community-based survivor support model to improve the reporting of OCSEA and strengthen the quality of services for survivors.

Grant timeline:
August 2022 – August 2025

Grantee website:
plan-international.org/vietnam-en/

Funding amount:
$499,949

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INTERPOL (Disrupting Harm) 1

Our grantees INTERPOL (Disrupting Harm) Evidence From 14 Countries on the Context, Threats, and Children’s Perspectives of Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse. Countries involved:France

Childline Zimbabwe

Our grantees Childline Zimbabwe Screen Online Project Countries involved:Zimbabwe Childline Zimbabwe will work on the Screen Online Project which is designed to influence children, families and communities

UNICEF Viet Nam

Our grantees UNICEF Viet Nam Safer Internet – Safer Childhood Countries involved:Viet Nam UNICEF Vietnam will work on the Safer Internet – Safer Childhood  project will

Plan International Vietnam

Our grantees Plan International Vietnam Countries involved:Viet Nam Plan International’s project will address gaps in the child protection system to respond to online child sexual exploitation

World Vision International

Our grantees World Vision International Tackling Online Child Sexual Exploitation in Vietnam Countries involved:Viet Nam In Vietnam, World Vision Vietnam is bringing online violence prevention to schools, communities,

ChildFund Australia

Our grantees ChildFund Australia Swipe Safe: Helping Young People Make the Most of the Online World Countries involved:Viet Nam Since July 2017, the Fund has

Internet Watch Foundation 2

Our grantees Internet Watch Foundation Rethink ChatBot Countries involved:United Kingdom INTERPOL will bring the most advanced technology to investigators of online CSEA through its new DevOps

World Vision International

Our grantees

World Vision International

Tackling Online Child Sexual Exploitation in Vietnam

Countries involved:
Viet Nam

In Vietnam, World Vision Vietnam is bringing online violence prevention to schools, communities, social services, and the information, communications and technology sector. In schools, the organization is using support from the Fund to teach children how to protect themselves from online violence via the children’s groups, and design and implement child-led initiatives in target schools. In addition, World Vision is also training parents and teachers on how to protect children from online violence. These initiatives have reached thousands of children, parents and teachers since the project’s inception, using child-friendly activities such as plays, songs, quizzes and competitions to increase awareness of Internet safety.

With support from the Fund, World Vision is also training operators and counsellors of the Da Nang Center for Social Work, strengthening the child helpline and increasing social workers’ ability to deal with cases of online sexual exploitation and abuse. By holding seminars and workshops, World Vision is increasing awareness of such issues and urging information, communications and technology professionals to respond within their sectors. This includes working directly with Vietnam’s Department of Information and Communication and helping the government develop and implement recognized Internet safety standards for online child protection.

Grant timeline:
March 2018 – Ocotber 2021

Grantee website:
www.wvi.org/vietnam

Funding amount:
$680,951

ChildFund Australia

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ChildFund Australia

Swipe Safe: Helping Young People Make the Most of the Online World

Countries involved:
Viet Nam

Since July 2017, the Fund has supported ChildFund Australia’s Swipe Safe program in Vietnam, which aims to help young people navigate the Internet safely by educating them on potential risks, such as cyber scams, bullying or sexual abuse, and offering them strategies to protect themselves. ChildFund Australia designed, created and tested a training program to promote online safety – and ever since, the curriculum has been adapted by non-governmental organisations not just in Vietnam, but in Laos and Myanmar as well. Swipe Safe mobilizes parents, youth, schools and the private sector to play an active role in children’s online safety.

The program is providing training for parents and Internet café owners and managers to identify and address risks that might happen to children, from online to offline and vice versa. It also supports schools to develop child-friendly policies and guidance on online safety. Swipe Safe is active in advocating to the national government with lessons learned to inform national policy and response, and linking such legislation with the strengthening of existing structures. A key innovation of the program is that it engages young volunteers in local communities with extensive knowledge on technology to train young people and others, as these trainers can more directly relate to their peers’ experiences and help keep the curriculum up-to-date.

Grant timeline:
October 2017 – October 2019

Grantee website:
www.childfund.org.au

Funding amount:
$531,647

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INTERPOL (Disrupting Harm) 1

Our grantees INTERPOL (Disrupting Harm) Evidence From 14 Countries on the Context, Threats, and Children’s Perspectives of Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse. Countries involved:France

Childline Zimbabwe

Our grantees Childline Zimbabwe Screen Online Project Countries involved:Zimbabwe Childline Zimbabwe will work on the Screen Online Project which is designed to influence children, families and communities

UNICEF Viet Nam

Our grantees UNICEF Viet Nam Safer Internet – Safer Childhood Countries involved:Viet Nam UNICEF Vietnam will work on the Safer Internet – Safer Childhood  project will

Plan International Vietnam

Our grantees Plan International Vietnam Countries involved:Viet Nam Plan International’s project will address gaps in the child protection system to respond to online child sexual exploitation

World Vision International

Our grantees World Vision International Tackling Online Child Sexual Exploitation in Vietnam Countries involved:Viet Nam In Vietnam, World Vision Vietnam is bringing online violence prevention to schools, communities,

ChildFund Australia

Our grantees ChildFund Australia Swipe Safe: Helping Young People Make the Most of the Online World Countries involved:Viet Nam Since July 2017, the Fund has

Internet Watch Foundation 2

Our grantees Internet Watch Foundation Rethink ChatBot Countries involved:United Kingdom INTERPOL will bring the most advanced technology to investigators of online CSEA through its new DevOps

Internet Watch Foundation 2

Our grantees

Internet Watch Foundation

Rethink ChatBot

Countries involved:
United Kingdom

INTERPOL will bring the most advanced technology to investigators of online CSEA through its new DevOps Group Project. The initiative will facilitate research and development by an expert group of investigators, non-governmental organisations, academia, and information technology companies, and extend solutions to specialised officers worldwide via INTERPOL’s secure channels. Headquartered in France, this project has a global reach.

Grant timeline:
September 2020 – September 2023

Grantee website:
www.iwf.org.uk

Funding amount:
$684,343

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INTERPOL (Disrupting Harm) 1

Our grantees INTERPOL (Disrupting Harm) Evidence From 14 Countries on the Context, Threats, and Children’s Perspectives of Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse. Countries involved:France

Childline Zimbabwe

Our grantees Childline Zimbabwe Screen Online Project Countries involved:Zimbabwe Childline Zimbabwe will work on the Screen Online Project which is designed to influence children, families and communities

UNICEF Viet Nam

Our grantees UNICEF Viet Nam Safer Internet – Safer Childhood Countries involved:Viet Nam UNICEF Vietnam will work on the Safer Internet – Safer Childhood  project will

Plan International Vietnam

Our grantees Plan International Vietnam Countries involved:Viet Nam Plan International’s project will address gaps in the child protection system to respond to online child sexual exploitation

World Vision International

Our grantees World Vision International Tackling Online Child Sexual Exploitation in Vietnam Countries involved:Viet Nam In Vietnam, World Vision Vietnam is bringing online violence prevention to schools, communities,

ChildFund Australia

Our grantees ChildFund Australia Swipe Safe: Helping Young People Make the Most of the Online World Countries involved:Viet Nam Since July 2017, the Fund has

Internet Watch Foundation 2

Our grantees Internet Watch Foundation Rethink ChatBot Countries involved:United Kingdom INTERPOL will bring the most advanced technology to investigators of online CSEA through its new DevOps

UNICEF Uganda

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UNICEF Uganda

Ensuring Children in Uganda Are Safe Online

Countries involved:
Uganda

UNICEF Uganda is using support from the Fund to raise awareness of child sexual exploitation and abuse. The agency is working directly with the Government of Uganda to integrate mechanisms for prevention, reporting and response into the national child protection system. They are also making related resources available across the social welfare, education, health and justice sectors. As part of this process, UNICEF Uganda is holding outreach and awareness sessions inside of schools in partnership with Uganda Child Helpline and the Uganda Police Force and other national partners. In 2018 alone, the agency reached more than 35,000 children with information on online protection in three urban districts.

To increase understanding of online child sexual exploitation and abuse within the judicial system, UNICEF Uganda is also facilitating training for justice sector officials, and developing standard operating procedures to help police navigate cases of children experiencing gender-based violence and online sexual exploitation and abuse. UNICEF Uganda is also assisting the government to integrate the issues of online child sexual exploitation and abuse in the national key policy and legislation so that the country systematically addresses the issues.

Grant timeline:
December 2016 – April 2021

Grantee website:
www.unicef.org/uganda

Funding amount:
$977,777

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INTERPOL (Disrupting Harm) 1

Our grantees INTERPOL (Disrupting Harm) Evidence From 14 Countries on the Context, Threats, and Children’s Perspectives of Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse. Countries involved:France

Childline Zimbabwe

Our grantees Childline Zimbabwe Screen Online Project Countries involved:Zimbabwe Childline Zimbabwe will work on the Screen Online Project which is designed to influence children, families and communities

UNICEF Viet Nam

Our grantees UNICEF Viet Nam Safer Internet – Safer Childhood Countries involved:Viet Nam UNICEF Vietnam will work on the Safer Internet – Safer Childhood  project will

Plan International Vietnam

Our grantees Plan International Vietnam Countries involved:Viet Nam Plan International’s project will address gaps in the child protection system to respond to online child sexual exploitation

World Vision International

Our grantees World Vision International Tackling Online Child Sexual Exploitation in Vietnam Countries involved:Viet Nam In Vietnam, World Vision Vietnam is bringing online violence prevention to schools, communities,

ChildFund Australia

Our grantees ChildFund Australia Swipe Safe: Helping Young People Make the Most of the Online World Countries involved:Viet Nam Since July 2017, the Fund has

Internet Watch Foundation 2

Our grantees Internet Watch Foundation Rethink ChatBot Countries involved:United Kingdom INTERPOL will bring the most advanced technology to investigators of online CSEA through its new DevOps

Turkiye Kadın Dernekleri Federasyonu

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Turkiye Kadın Dernekleri Federasyonu

Connect the dots

Countries involved:
October 2017 – October 2019

Grant timeline:
March 2023 – March 2024

Grantee website:
tkdf.org.tr

Funding amount:
$47,710

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INTERPOL (Disrupting Harm) 1

Our grantees INTERPOL (Disrupting Harm) Evidence From 14 Countries on the Context, Threats, and Children’s Perspectives of Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse. Countries involved:France

Childline Zimbabwe

Our grantees Childline Zimbabwe Screen Online Project Countries involved:Zimbabwe Childline Zimbabwe will work on the Screen Online Project which is designed to influence children, families and communities

UNICEF Viet Nam

Our grantees UNICEF Viet Nam Safer Internet – Safer Childhood Countries involved:Viet Nam UNICEF Vietnam will work on the Safer Internet – Safer Childhood  project will

Plan International Vietnam

Our grantees Plan International Vietnam Countries involved:Viet Nam Plan International’s project will address gaps in the child protection system to respond to online child sexual exploitation

World Vision International

Our grantees World Vision International Tackling Online Child Sexual Exploitation in Vietnam Countries involved:Viet Nam In Vietnam, World Vision Vietnam is bringing online violence prevention to schools, communities,

ChildFund Australia

Our grantees ChildFund Australia Swipe Safe: Helping Young People Make the Most of the Online World Countries involved:Viet Nam Since July 2017, the Fund has

Internet Watch Foundation 2

Our grantees Internet Watch Foundation Rethink ChatBot Countries involved:United Kingdom INTERPOL will bring the most advanced technology to investigators of online CSEA through its new DevOps

UNICEF Tanzania

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UNICEF Tanzania

Preventing and Responding to Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

Countries involved:
Tanzania

Through support from the Fund, UNICEF Tanzania is strengthening its ongoing child protection work by establishing and supporting the national Child Online Safety Task Force, which seeks to enhance the capacity of frontline service providers in responding to cases of online exploitation. These service providers include those who directly interact with children who have experienced online abuse, such as social welfare officers, police and managers of the child helpline. UNICEF Tanzania is also working to improve community-based mechanisms to prevent and respond to issues of online exploitation, building the ability of children, teachers and caregivers to identify, manage and report situations of online child sexual exploitation and abuse. Through parenting groups in villages – and sessions inside classrooms – UNICEF Tanzania is both raising awareness and decreasing community-wide acceptance of violence, both on and offline.

Grant timeline:
March 2018 – December 2022

Grantee website:
www.unicef.org/tanzania

Funding amount:
$952,300

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INTERPOL (Disrupting Harm) 1

Our grantees INTERPOL (Disrupting Harm) Evidence From 14 Countries on the Context, Threats, and Children’s Perspectives of Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse. Countries involved:France

Childline Zimbabwe

Our grantees Childline Zimbabwe Screen Online Project Countries involved:Zimbabwe Childline Zimbabwe will work on the Screen Online Project which is designed to influence children, families and communities

UNICEF Viet Nam

Our grantees UNICEF Viet Nam Safer Internet – Safer Childhood Countries involved:Viet Nam UNICEF Vietnam will work on the Safer Internet – Safer Childhood  project will

Plan International Vietnam

Our grantees Plan International Vietnam Countries involved:Viet Nam Plan International’s project will address gaps in the child protection system to respond to online child sexual exploitation

World Vision International

Our grantees World Vision International Tackling Online Child Sexual Exploitation in Vietnam Countries involved:Viet Nam In Vietnam, World Vision Vietnam is bringing online violence prevention to schools, communities,

ChildFund Australia

Our grantees ChildFund Australia Swipe Safe: Helping Young People Make the Most of the Online World Countries involved:Viet Nam Since July 2017, the Fund has

Internet Watch Foundation 2

Our grantees Internet Watch Foundation Rethink ChatBot Countries involved:United Kingdom INTERPOL will bring the most advanced technology to investigators of online CSEA through its new DevOps

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