Calling out sexualisation and sexual exploitation of children
September 5-11 is National Child Protection Week. The theme is 'Every child, in every community, needs a fair go'.
Read on to learn more about what we're doing to combat sexual abuse and exploitation of children, and to give children a 'fair go'.Read more
Our letter to Etsy shareholders
Online global e-commerce platform Etsy still has not responded to the petition calling on corporate heads to stop selling incest and child abuse themed merchandise.
So we got together with some of our global anti sexploitation partners to send a letter to Etsy's major shareholders. Read it below.
Etsy silent despite petition with 37k signatures + widespread condemnation
This week Anna Cordell - head of an online petition calling on Etsy's Board of Directors to stop selling incest + child abuse themed merch - sent an email to the corporate heads. After weeks of silence and unsuccessful attempts to reach the directors via social media and phone, Anna wrote the following letter urging them to take action and to respond to the petition.Read more
Prominent child protection experts also speak out
Anna Cordell's petition to Etsy calling on corporate leaders to stop selling incest and child abuse themed merch has drawn support from around the world. It has so far attracted over 17k signatures, and hundreds of comments condemning Etsy's lack of corporate social responsibility.Read more
Guest blog by James Evans*
The porn industry has turned the realistic depiction of child grooming, molestation and rape into entertainment – and governments and regulatory bodies have allowed it.Read more
Our response to Etsy defendersRead more
Media Release: Petition launched demanding global marketplace Etsy stop selling incest and child abuse-themed products
Collective Shout is backing a Change.org petition launched today by Melbourne fashion designer, singer-songwriter and mother of five Anna Cordell, calling on the Board of Directors of global marketplace Etsy to block sellers of incest and child abuse-themed merchandise.Read more
*Warning - distressing images and content
Late last year we exposed online marketplace Etsy for selling child sex abuse dolls and body parts and called on it to stop. Many of you took action, with a number of sellers telling us they were shutting their Etsy stores down and starting up elsewhere as a result of our campaign. These actions served as a powerful statement to Etsy’s corporate leaders to stop profiting from child sexual exploitation material (CSEM).Read more