The Fund has provided financial support to 48 grantees
Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse
- Capital Humano y Social (CHS) Alternativo ($825,000) is training front line workers in Peru to provide integral care for victims.
- Child Fund Australia ($514,000) is training children, their families, internet café operators, and educators in Vietnam on prevention of online violence, via trained young people.
- International Justice Mission ($1,000,000) is supporting law enforcement officials in Cebu, Philippines on investigations and rescue operations to rehabilitate children and bring perpetrators to justice.
- Internet Watch Foundation ($449,000) is creating reporting portals to remove online child sexual abuse images and videos for 30 least developed countries.
- Oficina de defensoría de los derechos de la infancia ($318,000) is training child lawyers and case workers in Mexico to protect children and demand specific actions from justice institutions.
- PANIAMOR Foundation ($998,000) is providing prevention training to children, families, and service personnel, and developing a 911 emergency response system in Costa Rica.
- Plan International UK ($1,000,000) is providing access to victim-focused investigation and recovery support services in Manila and Quezon City, Philippines, and working with telecommunications companies to comply with laws and regulations.
- Red PaPaz ($996,000) is developing tools to train government judicial, prosecution, and police officials on how to support and legally represent victims and their families in Colombia.
- SAIEVAC ($296,000) is developing a regional framework in South Asia for response and supporting corresponding national mechanisms, and introducing legislation in at least two member states.
- Save the Children Sweden ($369,000) is training children, parents, teachers, and social workers in Peru on prevention and judicial personnel on victim identification and support.
- UNICEF Albania ($1,000,000) is supporting the Government to identify, rescue, and support child victims; investigate and prosecute cases; report and remove online child sexual abuse materials; and providing training on prevention.
- UNICEF East Asia and Pacific ($722,000) is improving regional training capacity on prevention; engaging the telecommunications industry to block and remove online content; and supporting evidence generation and exchange visits.
- UNICEF Jordan ($999,000) is strengthening national cybercrime capacity to train judicial officials; establish a sex-offender and national child exploitation image database; provide end-to-end support services to victims; and develop a consolidated reporting helpline.
- UNICEF Namibia ($631,000) is supporting the Government to establish a comprehensive legal framework; strengthen the criminal justice sector to identify and counsel victims; provide survivor services; investigate and prosecute perpetrators; and promote reporting through an online portal.
- UNICEF Uganda ($978,000) is supporting the Government’s creation of an oversight committee; strengthening investigation and protection through legislation and training; and providing victim support and helpline reporting.
The following grants began in early 2018
- Council of Europe ($1,000,000) will train law enforcement officials and provide awareness-raising campaigns in 10 countries in Eastern Europe.
- ICMEC and Child Helpline International ($855,000) are conducting needs assessments, legislative reviews, and in-person/online training on prevention, response and support services in five countries.
- Save the Children Denmark ($418,000) is developing a National Action Plan with the Sri Lankan Government and other national stakeholders educate children on prevention and support services.
- The Palestinian Center for Democracy and Conflict Resolution ($505,000) is preparing a National Strategic Plan to increase protection capacity and children, parent, and caregiver understanding on prevention in the State of Palestine.
- Thorn ($700,000) is developing a tool to improve law enforcement's ability to identify, investigate and find child victims and key actors who produce child sexual abuse materials on the Dark Web.
- UNICEF, Save the Children, and International Forum of Solidarity ($1,000,000) in Bosnia and Herzegovina are increasing family, community, service provider and law enforcement capacity on prevention, response, and prosecution as well as developing telecommunications standards.
- UNICEF Child Protection – Programme Division ($999,000) is developing and provide global advocacy, guidance/tools, knowledge sharing, an online platform, and engagement with global and national telecommunications companies.
- UNICEF with PLAN Dominican Republic ($999,000) is increasing understanding among children and educational institutions.
- UNICEF Ghana ($999,000) is supporting development of a National Plan of Action to increase law enforcement capacity, children and young people's digital literacy, and the telecommunication sector's corporate social responsibility and self-regulation.
- UNICEF Kenya ($995,000) is developing and implementing the National Plan of Action via training of the justice sectors; awareness raising of children, families and communities, and interactive campaigns.
- UNICEF Madagascar ($1,000,000) is increasing knowledge of children, families and communities, including strengthening the national helpline, and a national task force on Online Child Protection.
- UNICEF Mongolia ($471,000) is supporting integrated Government services for child victims, improving helpline reporting and referrals, executing a national gender-sensitive education programme, and engaging the telecommunications industry to develop solutions.
- UNICEF South Africa ($1,000,000) is building knowledge and skills, strengthening legislation, and engaging with industry to implement online safety standards.
- UNICEF Tanzania ($952,000) is building the capacity of children, teachers, parents, and service providers' and the national task force to coordinate and implement the multi-sectoral Plan of Action.
- World Health Organization ($306,000) will conduct four systematic reviews on prevention and response to support evidence-based programme implementation by governments and civil society organizations globally.
- World Vision Vietnam ($681,000) is strengthening prevention, increasing access to treatment and care, and enhancing community understanding.
The following grants began in late 2018 and early 2019
- University of East London ($186,000) is partnering with 5Rights Foundation and the University of Rwanda to provide technical support to the Government of Rwanda to facilitate the development of a Child Online Protection policy and its implementation plan.
- New Venture Fund ($594,000) will support the development and implementation of a communication and advocacy strategy to reach and influence key audiences and to drive greater visibility and resources to combat violence online, while also addressing the root causes of violence against children in the home, school and community.
- The Marie Collins Foundation (MCF) ($839,000) is rolling out a global online resource – the Global Protection Online Network (GPON) - to enable practitioners to improve their service response to victims of online harm. MCF will also conduct a pilot in Vietnam to develop a programme of support to build national infrastructures to better respond to the needs of children harmed online and to upskill safeguarding professionals and practitioners.
- Our newest investment, Disrupting Harm, is a large-scale data collection and research project to better understand online child sexual exploitation and abuse. It will assess the scale, nature and context of this issue in 14 countries across Southern and Eastern Africa and Southeast Asia. Below are our three new grantee partners:
- ECPAT International ($2,438,000) will establish context by conducting extensive research to map the policy and legal landscapes;
- INTERPOL ($1,675,000) will analyse the threat via the collection and analysis of crime data;
- UNICEF Office of Research - Innocenti ($2,462,000) will ensure children’s voices are heard via cross-sectional, nationally-representative household surveys.
Humanitarian (March 2018 onward)
- International Rescue Committee ($540,000) is providing psychosocial support and structured learning and positive parenting training sessions within camps and host communities.
- Mines Advisory Group ($540,000) is providing risk reduction education and training teachers, while maintaining a contamination database, and hazardous area maps.
- Street Child ($540,000) is providing case management for unaccompanied and separated children; positive parenting training for alternative caregivers; community reintegration support; livelihood support and access to education.
- Terre des Hommes ($540,000) is providing case management for children at risk and victims and psychosocial support for children and caregivers.
- UNICEF Nigeria ($540,000) is providing reintegration assistance for children formerly associated with armed groups through the creation of a transit center, and advocating with the Government of Nigeria to treat these children primarily as victims of violations and not as alleged perpetrators.
- Association for Volunteers in International Service ($495,000) is improving case management and access to protection and legal services, including birth registration.
- Lutheran World Federation ($561,000) is providing psychosocial and recreational support.
- Save the Children Norway ($596,000) is providing registration and case management in refugee settlements and host communities, and strengthening knowledge and skills.
- Transcultural Psychosocial Organisation ($557,000) is training front line workers on mental health and psychosocial support and providing case management support to children with special needs.
- UNHCR Uganda ($107,000) is identifying children at risk, including separated and unaccompanied children and child survivors of sexual and gender-based violence, through Best Interest Determination processes.
- UNICEF Uganda ($79,000) is supporting partners with minimum standards of service delivery.
- World Vision Uganda ($307,000) is providing teenage mothers and victims of gender-based violence with skills training and capacity building to facilitate case management and referral.