The Federation of the Women Associations of Türkiye (TKDF)

Connect the Dots: Mapping Turkey's Online CSEA Response and Support Mechanisms

TKDF’s research will address the gaps, trends and tactics of the response and support mechanisms in the digital platforms that are heavily used by different population groups amongst children in Turkey. In order to explore the connections between online and offline mechanisms, TKDF will complement hotline data with surveys and more in-depth qualitative data collection such as gathering lawyers working at the Center of the Rights of the Child Bureaus from each selected 8 provinces in Turkey to conduct focus group discussions as well as key informative interviews with various key stakeholders including representatives of tech industry partners, psychological counselors from schools, and family doctors. TKDF will also conduct a mapping of NGOs working on child abuse to further explore the trends within each province.  

This research aims to enable the tech industry in Turkey to join into a partnership that is responsive to the needs of the field that is accessible to them. This is aimed at achieving a coordinated, collective response against online CSAM and providing tailored, timely, culturally and linguistically accessible digital platforms, especially response and support mechanisms across various platforms where children from different population groups navigate.  


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