SIC+ programme: Colombia - Red PaPaz
About the organisation
Red PaPaz is a civil society NGO that advocates for the protection of the rights of children and adolescents in Colombia and Latin America through the improvement of the capacities of relevant actors, including parents and caregivers.
The Research and Awareness Center of the Viguías Safe Internet Center has raised awareness about safe internet surfing by minors in two ways: through research on phenomena in digital environments, and through the creation of content with prevention messages. We have investigated issues such as the self-generation of sexual content, online video games, and live streaming of sexual abuse of children and adolescents.
As a helpline, Te Guio is focused on preventing sexual violence against children and adolescents in physical and digital environments. We do this through individual orientation through chat and calls. We also promote the sexual rights of children and adolescents, from the perspective of a healthy and positive sexuality. Finally, we are working to provide consulting to organisations on our areas of expertise.
As a hotline, Te Protejo Colombia has its main focus on processing reports of child sexual abuse in digital environments. Through the processed reports, the hotline identifies tendencies and generates alerts regarding tech platforms that might pose a risk for children and adolescents in their digital interactions. We’re currently working on strengthening our alliances with national and international actors and our technological tools to facilitate the work of our team in the fight against CSAM (child sexual abuse material).
“Tú Lideras” (You lead) aims to empower and strengthen youth initiatives to promote young voices who want to build a society that guarantees the rights of children and adolescents, thus consolidating a network of young people through various activities including training and updating in leadership, spokespersonship, advocacy, safe, responsible and constructive use of ICT, and in other topics of interest. It also aims to generate spaces for citizen mobilisation and involvement, to accompany the initiatives.