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Statement: Canadian Centre for Child Protection selected as End Violence Against Children #SafeOnline grantee

For Immediate Release

Winnipeg, Canada — The Canadian Centre for Child Protection (C3P) is proud to have been selected as one of 18 new grantees by End Violence Against Children’s Safe Online initiative, which supports global efforts to tackle online child sexual exploitation and leverage technology solutions to make the internet safer for children.

Under the initiative, C3P will work to advance Project Arachnid’s capabilities to target publicly available child sexual abuse (CSAM) and reduce its global availability. These efforts will have a significant impact on the prevention of online child victimization, while helping to break the cycle of victimization for survivors.

“There is an ever‑growing ecosystem of CSAM that proliferates online; much of it is publicly available but yet goes undetected. The evolution of Project Arachnid means we can carve out those corners of the internet to reduce the availability of CSAM, and prevent further victimization of children,” says Lianna McDonald, Executive Director for C3P.

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About the Canadian Centre for Child Protection: The Canadian Centre for Child Protection (C3P) is a national charity dedicated to the personal safety of all children. The organization’s goal is to reduce the sexual abuse and exploitation of children through programs, services, and resources for Canadian families, educators, child‑serving organizations, law enforcement, and other parties. C3P also operates, Canada’s national tipline to report child sexual abuse and exploitation on the internet, and Project Arachnid, a web platform designed to detect known images of CSAM on the clear and dark web and issue removal notices to industry.

About Safe Online, End Violence Against Children – the Global Partnership and the Fund: The Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children and its associated Fund were launched by the UN Secretary‑General in 2016 with one goal: to catalyse and support action to end all forms of violence against children by 2030. The partnership has over 360 partners from every continent, all of whom bring diverse perspectives, expertise, networks and solutions to the global effort to protect children and adolescents. The End Violence Fund is the Partnership’s vehicle for change on the ground. The Safe Online initiative of End Violence, in close partnership with our partners and grantees, is leading on global efforts to make the internet safe for children. Safe Online is one of the largest non‑government funds dedicated to ending online CSEA. Since our inception in 2016, the Safe Online portfolio has grown to reach US$68 million in investments in 80 projects working to end and prevent online child sexual exploitation and abuse (CSEA) in over 75 countries.

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