Our grantees

UNICEF, Save the Children & the International Forum of Solidarity-emmaus

End Violence Against Children (EVAC): Preventing and Tackling Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in Bosnia & Herzegovina

Countries involved:
Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Fund is helping UNICEF Bosnia and HerzegovinaSave the Children, and International Forum of Solidarity-EMMAUS to work as a consortium to support and advocate for online safety in Bosnia and Herzegovina. To do so, the organisations have worked with the government to establish a National Advisory Board to coordinate actions around online child sexual exploitation and abuse at the national level. They are also conducting mapping and assessment of existing victim support services and documented best national and international practices and recommendations.

In addition to advocacy and policy dialogue work with the government and other stakeholders, the consortium seeks to strengthen the response and engage the information, communications and technology industry. The project is also:

    • Developing contextually-specific support services for children who have experienced online violence;
    • Raising community awareness about online child sexual exploitation and abuse; and
    • Integrating online safety into the school curriculum.

As a platform for these activities, the project has developed the Safer Internet Centre, which comprises of a hotline for reports of online child sexual abuse material, a helpline for children and enhanced hotline, and an awareness centre. Training and awareness-raising sessions are also being delivered to children, parents, caregivers, teachers, social service providers, government officials, law enforcement and the judiciary, and the information, communications and technology sector.

Grant timeline:
February 2018 – August 2021

Grantee website:
www.unicef.org
www.emmaus-international.org/en/publications

Funding amount:
$999,939

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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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Our purpose in detail

We are here to ensure every child and young person grows in to the digital world feeling safe, and is protected from harm.

We support, champion, and invest in innovative partners from the public, private, and third sectors working towards the same objective.

We believe in equipping guardians and young people with the skills to understand and see danger themselves once accessing digital experiences without supervision.

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