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Justice Initiative

Restoring justice for victims of abuse in Europe.

The European Justice Initiative aims to restore justice for past victims of abuse across Europe and strengthen child protection for future generations.

Protect Children leads the Nordic Hub of the Justice Initiative, coordinating the work across the Nordic countries, strongly amplifying the voices and wisdom of survivors of sexual abuse at an international level.

“The aim is to break the silence and bring out the truth about violence and sexual violence against children as well as the heinous violations of the Rights of the Child.”

Nina Vaaranen-Valkonen 

Executive Director, Senior Specialist at Protect Children

Victims’ groups launched a large-scale “Justice Initiative” motion across Europe in the fall of 2021, which, for the first time, addresses past cases of child abuse and sexual violence comprehensively all across Europe. 


The Justice Initiative is supported by victims’ groups, researchers and NGOs across Europe, joining forces to strengthen child protection and the realization of children’s and victims’ rights in Europe.

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"By addressing the past, we can strengthen both the protection of children and the realisation of children’s and victims’ rights in Europe now and in the future."

Recent Justice Initiative news


Recent Justice Initiative publications


The internet is not safe for kids - a petition to the European Union

The internet is not safe for kids.This needs to change. It is time for Europe to stand up for justice, be brave and put an end to child sexual abuse for good.


In the Justice Initiative #safeforkids campaign we demand that the European Union takes a world-leading stance and votes in favour of the current EU CSAM proposal so that we can protect all children and adolescents, and have justice for survivors.Together we can make the internet #safeforkids

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