CIFF Supports the Brave Movement to Address Online Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation
Online sexual violence is one of the largest silent pandemics of our time. During the COVID-19 pandemic, increased online activity, economic instability and other factors only increased violence.
We are pleased to announce that we have received a $500,000 USD grant from the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) that will support the Brave Movement to put in place the infrastructure for a survivor-led initiative to hold technology companies accountable for ending Online Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation (OCSAE). The initiative will enable adult survivors and allies to push technology companies to take responsibility for the safety of children on their platforms (safety by design) and to immediately detect, report and remove all Child Sexual Abuse Material.
“Nothing is more powerful than a survivor’s voice. The Brave Movement is committed to ending child sexual violence and we are grateful to have received this vital support from CIFF to push us further in our commitment to advocating for bold and transformational programs and laws” said Anna Macdonald, Executive Director of Brave Movement.
“At CIFF, we are with survivors. Sharing their lived experience can make a huge difference, and we are with the Brave Movement as they seek to change mindsets and put in place bold and transformational programs and laws at all levels to address and defeat childhood sexual violence. CIFF is committed to ending CSV, supporting our partners who fight the fight for every child and, ultimately, to be Brave.” Kate Hampton, CEO of CIFF.
The Brave Movement believes in the right of all individuals to be safe from sexual violence in any space, and in the system’s responsibility to ensure this.
It is hosted by Together for Girls, a global partnership dedicated to breaking the cycle of violence against children, with special attention to sexual violence.