Our mission – to make the world safer for children – is global by definition. That is why we have sought to extend our presence around the world.
Especially in the Internet age, crimes against children cross and re-cross national borders. The more people working strategically to address the problems of missing and exploited children – and the more places they work in – the more likely we are to make meaningful progress toward eradicating the scourge.
What do our regional representatives do?
Our regional representatives help us respond to local and regional needs, develop customized programs, and raise awareness of our mission areas. For example,
- They promote national and regional Financial Coalitions Against Child Pornography, which are alliances that bring together the financial and information technology industries, law enforcement and NGOs.
- They advocate for more and better laws, treaties and systems to protect children in their region. This includes championing ICMEC’s model anti-child sexual abuse material legislation.
- They train law enforcement, legal professionals, NGOs, governments and others, to increase local capacity to deal with crimes against children.
- They help us expand our Global Missing Children’s Network, while promoting policies and programs concerning missing children such as Rapid Emergency Child Alert Systems.