Measures to prevent and fight Child Pornography on the Internet: strategies for Developing Countries

13 November 2007 - A Workshop on Security in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Over the last decade the Internet has changed the way we communicate, the way we do business and ultimately the way we live.

Unfortunately, the Internet also completely changed and vastly expanded the market for child pornongraphy. This puts children at risk in all parts of the world. Many countries have started some highly effective initiatives to combat the proliferation of these images, and to halt the activities of those engaged in producing or distributing the material. However a much greater effort is required, especially in developing countries, and it must be one which reaches out to and involves a far greater number of countries and multistakeholder bodies.

This workshop intends to examine the growth of child pornography on the internet, to evaluate the effectiveness of various measures now available to combat it, identify and discuss public policies, judicial cooperation and procedures in a multi-stakeholder approach and to consider what further steps need to be taken, particularly at an international level, within a developin-nation perspective.


The NGO SaferNet Brazil ( is co-organizing this event along with:
1 - Children's Charities' Coalition on Internet Safety - CHIS (UK) - (
2 - Citzen's Rights Federal Attorney Office - Federal Public Attorney Service - PFDC/MPF (Brazil) - (
3 - Human Rights and Minorities Comission of Brazilian's Chamber of Deputies - Brazilian National Congress (Brazil) ((
4 - Human Rights Secretariat Republic Presidence's Office - Brazilian Federal Governament (Brazil) ((


1) Mr. John Carr, Head of Children and Technology Unit of NCH/CHIS (UK)

2) Mr. Ruben Rodriguez, President of INHOPE, Director of Domestic and International Law Enforcement Affairs, International Center for Missing and Exploited Children (US)

3) Mrs. Maria do Socorro Fernandes Tabosa Mota - Child Rights and Protection Programme Coordinator, Special Secretariat for Human Rights / Presidency of the Republic (Brazil)

4) Mr. Márcio Marques de Araújo - Secretary-General, Human Rights and Minorities Comission of Brazilian's Chamber of Deputies (Brazil)

5) Mr. Sergio Gardenghi Suiama - Federal Prosecutor, Cybercrime Task Force and Social Communication Working Group at Federal Public Attorney Service (Brazil)

6) Mr. Thiago Tavares Nunes de Oliveira - President of SaferNet Brazil (NGO), cyberlaw professor and researcher at Catholic University of Salvador (Brazil)