2022

We established the "Our Voice" Survivor Expert Group for people who have experienced sexual violence in their childhood. The aim of the group is to highlight the voice and wisdom of survivors, in order to prevent sexual harassment, grooming and sexual violence against children. We give survivors a platform to use their voice to influence our advocacy to change legislation and strengthen the rights of victims and survivors.

June 2022

Timeline

Protect Children was established in 2019 in Helsinki, Finland, as a specialist non-governmental organisation with a primary focus to prevent sexual crimes against children. 

 

Since then, we have grown our team and joined the international community of organisations fighting to protect children around the world. 

 

Read more about the key events in the history of our organisation

Joined the Justice Initiative

Protect Children, along with other like-minded groups representing victims from all over Europe, initiated a comprehensive, large-scale Justice Initiative, with a mission to restore justice for victims of abuse in Europe. Protect Children leads the Justice Initiative’s efforts in the Nordic countries.

October 2021

2021

Child10 Awarded Member

Protect Children was awarded for significant contributions to work fighting against child sexual abuse and exploitation. Child10 works for a world free from child trafficking and other forms of commercial sexual exploitation of children.

February 2022

2020

Protect Children received funding from Google.org for the Online Road Safety project. Through the Online Road Safety project, Protect Children promotes digital safety skills of children and develops materials and training for parents and professionals working among children.

January 2021 - June 2022

Protect Children received funding from End Violence Against Children for the ReDirection project. The ReDirection project has produced new research on online crimes of sexual violence against children and developed the ReDirection Self-Help Program for individuals who view child sexual abuse material (CSAM).

September 2020 - September 2022

2019

Organisation established

Protect Children is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation, established with the primary goal to ensure that no child is subjected to sexual harassment, grooming or any kind of sexual violence.

December 2019

WeProtect is a global movement of over 200 organisations from government, the private sector and civil society working together to tackle child sexual abuse and exploitation online.

March 2022

Started working with Project Arachnid

Protect Children works in Project Arachnid, which uses efficient technology to reduce the availability of CSAM and speed up the process of taking it down globally. Since its launch, the Project Arachnid technology and network have led to the global removal of millions of images and videos of child sexual abuse from the internet.

2020

The "You Are Enough" Peer Support Groups for parents and guardians whose child has been the victim of sexual violence strengthen the endurance and ability of parents and guardians to support the child during long criminal processes. In the groups, parents and guardians can share experiences, thoughts and feelings in a safe and confidential space with others who find themselves in similar life situations.

May 2021

Protect Children works to prevent sexual violence against children

Sörnäistenkatu 15 C, 5th floor, 00580 Helsinki

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