Fighting CSAM
since 1999.

Our Mission

The mission of INHOPE is to support the network of hotlines in combating online Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM).

In a borderless digital world CSAM has global consequences and as CSAM increases so do our efforts and those of our partners to combat it.

Our Vision

INHOPE’s vision is a world free of Child Sexual Abuse Material online.

We advocate for legislative and policy changes to support our vision of an internet free from CSAM.

Our Network

INHOPE is made up of 45 hotlines around the world that operate in all EU member states, Russia, South Africa, North & South America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. We support hotlines and their partner organisations through training, best practices, quality assurance and staff welfare.

Become a member hotline

Become a member hotline

The starting point for any initiative seeking to establish a hotline will be to understand the particulars of the national context in which the hotline will be developed. Before deciding whether it will be feasible and possible to set up an Internet hotline, it is crucial to understand what an ‘hotline’ is, and what it is not.

Find out more using our hotline development guide.

Run for its Members by its Members

INHOPE is a members' organisation, run for its members by its members. INHOPE is governed by Articles of Association (English translation) and Rules and Regulations. The original Dutch version of the Articles of Association (Deed 25th May 2018), only the text of the Dutch notarial deed executed in the Dutch language prevails. Member hotlines have to comply with a Code of Practice. Members vote to elect a President who leads an elected Executive Committee, also known as the Board.

The Board is charged with the management and administration of the Association. The Board currently consists of six people.

Bi-annual board meeting, Amsterdam.

Bi-annual board meeting, Amsterdam.

Insight &
articles

ECPAT Philippines and INHOPE visited the Cybersecurity Bureau

Our Programme Manager, Dushica Naumovska and Training Manager, Suzanne Wissenburg are currently in the Philippines visiting ECPAT Philippines and discussing the operation of their future (...)

ECPAT Philippines and INHOPE visited the Cybersecurity Bureau

20 Years of INHOPE

INHOPE – The International Association of Internet Hotlines was formed in 1999 in response to a shared vision of an internet free of online Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM).

20 Years of INHOPE

Digital Child Dignity Conference Casina Pio IV

On the occasion of the 30th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Child Dignity Alliance (CDA) continues its commitment on the protection of children in the digit (...)

Digital Child Dignity Conference Casina Pio IV

Lectures on "Sexting, Sextortion, Grooming and Child Sexual Abuse".

Within the framework of the European co-funded project "CyberSafety - Better Internet for Kids", the Cyprus Safer Internet Center, organizes lectures at public and private schools, relev (...)

Lectures on "Sexting, Sextortion, Grooming and Child Sexual Abuse".

Save the Children Finland - Hotline of the Month, November 2019

Finnish hotline had an excellent media coverage over the last month. The hotline’s manager and Senior Advisor Nina Vaaranen-Valkonen and Advisor Hanna-Leena Laitinen gave multiple inte (...)

Save the Children Finland - Hotline of the Month, November 2019

Inter-Parliamentary Union choses to draft resolution on online child sexual exploitation

During the last meeting of the Interparlementarian Union in October, the standing Committee on Democracy and Human Rights chose the goal ‘to have legislation on online child sexual exp (...)

Inter-Parliamentary Union choses to draft resolution on online child sexual exploitation

How we dealt with sextortion e-mails in the Czech Republic

Several hotlines across Europe, including Stoponline.cz, faced blackmail attempts in the last year. Users received emails informing them that malware installed on their computer would tr (...)

How we dealt with sextortion e-mails in the Czech Republic

Consultation on the Mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the sale & sexual exploitation of children

A two-day expert meeting held in Florence on 24th and 25th September, gathering over 30 experts in child rights...

Consultation on the Mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the sale & sexual exploitation of children

APLE Launches Internet Safety Courses for Professionals Working with Children.

Since 2016, APLE has operated its internet hotline, which has been an imperative tool in the fight against Online and Offline sexual exploitation of children in Cambodia as it is a tool (...)

APLE Launches Internet Safety Courses for Professionals Working with Children.