The Canadian Centre for Child Protection (C3P) is proud to announce a new partnership with ECPAT Sweden. The European NGO has been a member of INHOPE since 2014 fighting the commercial sexual exploitation of children, and is now joining forces with Project Arachnid and the International Survivor’s Survey.
Project Arachnid was launched in January of 2017 as a response to the findings of the Survivor Survey and the growing proliferation of child sexual abuse material, and detects images and videos of child sexual abuse material online. The web crawler entails collaboration between C3P, Canadian Police (RCMP), the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (U.S.), and Interpol. ECPAT Sweden will be the first European hotline to work directly with C3P in the removal of this abuse material.
Because technological development facilitates the production, storing and sharing of child sexual abuse material online, those combatting child sexual abuse and the sharing of those materials are faced with an increasingly difficult challenge.
Now more than ever, we need to be working in collaboration to address the harm facing the survivors of this unique crime. Project Arachnid is an important global solution for reducing the availability of this material, and we are thrilled to be working with ECPAT Sweden to better support victims of this crime.
We all have a responsibility to these victims and this type of international collaboration is essential.