Today, Argentina launches its first reporting portal to identify, report and remove illegal videos and images of online child sexual abuse.
The launch of the Argentina Reporting Portal marks a ‘historic moment’ in the global fight against child sexual abuse material as the portal will make the internet a safer place for children in Argentina and around the world.
“Each of us has an important role to play in safeguarding children. Today’s launch of Argentina’s reporting portal is a momentous milestone in equipping Argentinians with the vehicle to report child sexual abuse material for investigation and removal. This is a crucial step forward in the fight to create a safer internet and safer world for children everywhere,” says Bob Cunningham, Chief Executive Officer of the International Center for Missing & Exploited Children.
The portal is accessible in Spanish and available here: https://report.iwf.org.uk/ar.
Set up by the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), the Argentinian portal has been developed in partnership with the Ministerio Publico Fiscal – Cuidad Autonoma de Buenos Aires (Attorney General’s Office – Autonomous city of Buenos Aires) and with the International Center for Missing and Exploited Children (ICMEC). The portal is one of 30 to have been funded by the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children (the End Violence Partnership).
“With the launch of Argentina’s new Internet Watch Foundation portal, people across the country can detect and report online sexual images and videos of children, and contribute to the removal of this content across the world,” said Dr. Howard Taylor, the Executive Director of the End Violence Partnership.
Susie Hargreaves OBE, Chief Executive of the Internet Watch Foundation, said: “This is a historic moment, and a first for Argentina. We are pleased to take this important step with them. These images and videos are crime scenes and, while they are being circulated by criminals and predators on the internet, the children cannot move on, and are revictimised all over again. Reporting these images and videos will lead to their removal and stop the revictimisation of these children.”
ICMEC is pleased to partner with IWF to provide investigative training and response protocols to those operating reporting portals across the globe, equipping child protection officials with the knowledge and tools needed for a swift and appropriate response to reports.