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Meet our new Executive Director! Join Dr. Gilian Tenbergen on June 8th for a discussion about the future of sexual abuse prevention and to learn about where the Prostasia Foundation is headed next. The event features a screening of The Recall: Reframed.

"The two bills here aim to protect victims of online child sexual abuse but heavily misfire by making the internet less safe by implicating E2EE technology."

"with KOSA, again you have Democrats naively (and incorrectly) believing that because it’s called the “Kids Online Safety Bill” it will magically protect children, even though tons of experts have made it clear it will actually put them at greater risk."

"I am personally and professionally dedicated to child protection", writes our new Executive Director, @DrGTenbergen. Read the rest of her message in our new brochure.

As child protection experts face growing threats to their work and safety, the appointment of Dr. Gilian Tenbergen as the Prostasia Foundation's next executive director ensures our commitment to supporting this important research is steadfast.

Prior to her new role at the Prostasia Foundation, Dr. Gilian Tenbergen worked alongside several other sexual violence prevention groups, including Prevention Project Dunkelfeld, the New York State Association for the Treatment and Prevention of Sexual Abuse, and the New York State Alliance for the Prevention of Sexual Abuse.

As an experienced researcher, an expert in sexual violence prevention, and a mother, Dr. Gilian Tenbergen knows how important it is to get child protection right. We're excited to work with her to create a world where all children are safe from harm. Welcome to the team @DrGTenbergen

We're thrilled to announce that @DrGTenbergen will serve as the Prostasia Foundation's next Executive Director. With over a decade of experience as a renowned child protection researcher and an unwavering commitment to upholding human rights, Dr. Tenbergen's leadership will set the stage for a new era in our groundbreaking work.

"Applying this logic to the adult entertainment industry, it likely means that because the vast majority of content offered by a site like Pornhub is legal, the illegal use of such a platform by a third-party to circulate CSAM and material that the platform has no hand in producing or publishing doesn’t necessarily create liability for Pornhub, social media sites, or other platforms which rely on the protection of Section 230."

The law could significantly reduce rates of abuse, but the U.S. House of Representatives has failed to pass it twice. Join us in telling Congress to take a stance against abuse and pass the bill.

If we want to prevent abuse, we need people who are brave enough to have hard conversations about why it happens. The Prostasia Foundation exists to bring those people together. You can join the conversation in our forum:

"Age verification mandates serve three functions: surveillance, intimidation, and social control. It is point-blank unacceptable to commit people to verifying their ages or identities in the name of safeguarding the digital well-being of young people."

The fight to protect children is one we can only win together. That's why we work to ensure queer people are always represented in our leadership and encourage other organizations to do the same. Happy International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia from Prostasia

"The end result of laws requiring parental consent would be a huge number of young people—particularly the most vulnerable—losing access to these platforms, solely because they cannot satisfy the arbitrary requirements necessary."

"When our words, personal photos, and videos are screened for compliance with state-mandated criteria, this interferes with our rights to free speech online."

“I don’t think they always understand what age verification could mean in terms of government surveillance, identity theft, and the burdens that come for an adult trying to access legal content.”

The law has been passed in over 25 states and twice in the U.S. Senate, but the U.S. House of Representatives has failed to even vote on it. Tell your representatives to support this vital child protection legislation:

"The proposal for a new regulation on child sexual abuse has seen a lot of criticism. As a matter of fact, the legal services of *all three* legislative institutions of the European Union, have been highly damning."

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