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.