The Child Dignity in the Digital World Alliance is a global coalition of senior academics, faith leaders, government officials, legal experts, technology veterans and civil society, born as a result of the October 2017 Child Dignity in the Digital World Congress held in Rome. Children and adolescents make up over a quarter of the more than 3.2 billion Internet users worldwide. This generation of over 800 million young users is in constant danger of becoming victims of sextortion, sexting, cyberbullying and harassment. This global problem calls for a global solution.
Disrupting Harm is a large-scale data collection and research project to better understand online child sexual exploitation and abuse across the world. Disrupting Harm will create in-depth knowledge of the risks children face online, how they develop, how they interlink with other forms of violence, and importantly, what we can do to prevent these risks. Abuse. The project will be implemented in Cambodia, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, Mozambique, Namibia, The Philippines, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda and Vietnam.
Inspired by the Declaration of Rome of October 2017, the Interfaith Alliance was born from a congress on Child Dignity and adopted by Pope Francis based upon how the declaration has shown that interfaith cooperation is immensely effective in combating many of society’s challenges. Faith leaders and other major stakeholders form a growing network across the world intent on addressing challenges impacting the safety and security of their communities.