Ending Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

Lessons Learned and promising practices in low and middle income countries


This report takes stock of UNICEF’s work to address online child sexual exploitation and abuse. It is intended for policymakers and practitioners to inform policy and practice in this field. Based primarily on analysis of survey responses from 29 UNICEF country offices, the report sets out the current level of implementation of the WeProtect Model National Response, gaps and challenges in low- and middle-income countries, and promising practices and lessons learned.

The ever-present nature of the digital environment, critical challenges faced by child protection systems worldwide, and the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, make action to end online child sexual exploitation and abuse more urgent than ever before. 

Ending Online Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, 2021