First Annual Multi-Stakeholder Forum

On June 15 & 16, 2021, the Technology Coalition (TC) held its first annual Multi-Stakeholder Forum and convened more than 120 attendees from 25 countries, representing the technology industry, civil society, government, and law enforcement. This seminal event marked one year since the launch of Project Protect, the TC’s five-part strategic framework for combating child sexual exploitation and abuse (CSEA) online. 

During this dynamic two-day event, panels of cross-sector experts illuminated the unique challenges of a rapidly growing dimension of CSEA, “self generated indecent imagery featuring youth." Participants then collaborated in robust small groups to address these challenges and produce concrete deliverables. We invite you to read a summary of this event and its outcomes below.

Attendees also reviewed the TC’s revised set of visuals representing the “self-generated” issue. These graphics (below), revamped following the TC workshop held in April, were intended to capture the problem-space and outline a sampling of roles and responsibilities of all stakeholders. The TC expects these visuals to continue to evolve as both the issue and our collective approaches to it mature.

Full Workshop Summary

Self Generated Indecent Imagery Featuring Youth: Working Together for Maximum Impact

On April 28 & 29, 2021, the Technology Coalition assembled a multi-stakeholder group of experts to begin a collective dialogue about the growing problem of “self-generated indecent imagery featuring  youth” (“SGIIFY”). The workshop included some 50 participants from a cross-section of stakeholder groups from 12 countries, namely: representatives from victim/survivor advocacy, researchers,  governments, NGOs and hotlines, law enforcement, and tech companies. Participants convened virtually to share knowledge and explore approaches. We invite you to read the Workshop Summary below for a high-level overview of these discussions.

Following our previous workshop on "The Next Frontier of Reporting," this is the second in a series of events convened by the Technology Coalition to facilitate multistakeholder dialogues for the purpose of increasing our collaboration on protecting children from online sexual abuse and exploitation.

On June 15 and 16, the Technology Coalition will host the first annual Multi-Stakeholder Forum (MSF), a virtual global gathering to mark the one-year anniversary of Project Protect that will further explore the topic of “self-generated indecent imagery featuring  youth” (“SGIIFY”).

Full Workshop Summary

Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Imagery (CSEAI): The Next Frontier of Reporting

On 24 and 25 March 2021, the Technology Coalition hosted a two-day event to bring together over 100 policymakers, civil society, law enforcement and companies from 23 different countries to explore the next frontier of reporting Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Imagery (CSEAI), increase our understanding of current reporting structures, and jointly explore potential paths for improvement. We invite you to read the summary of this event attached below.

This is the first of a series of events convened by the Technology Coalition to facilitate multistakeholder dialogues for the purpose of increasing our collaboration on protecting children from online sexual abuse and exploitation.

On April 28 & 29, we will host the second event in this series,“Self-generated indecent imagery featuring youth: Working together for maximum impact.” This second workshop aims to explore and action this multi-faceted dimension of CSEAI.

Then, on June 15 and 16, the Technology coalition will host the first annual Multi-Stakeholder Forum (MSF), a virtual global gathering to mark the one-year anniversary of Project Protect that will highlight the outputs and outcomes of the two lead-up workshops.

Full Workshop Summary Paper

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