Working with international forums and networks
eSafety takes part in various international forums and networks and presents at conferences around the world.
Australia’s leadership and involvement in these forums and networks allows us to share our knowledge and experience, promote online safety regulation and advocate for stronger online safety protections around the world.
We also contribute to the work of several major international networks and organisations. Through these, we help address existing and emerging online safety challenges and we promote eSafety’s priorities.
On this page:
- The Global Online Safety Regulators Network
- Global Partnership for Action on Gender-Based Online Harassment and Abuse
- Global Coalition for Digital Safety at the World Economic Forum
- The Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism
- WeProtect Global Alliance
The Global Online Safety Regulators Network
eSafety has worked with regulators in Fiji, Ireland and the United Kingdom, to form a Global Online Safety Regulators Network. Through this, we will encourage wider international membership and cooperation, with the aim of making sure the approach to online safety between countries is as consistent and coherent as possible.
Global Partnership for Action on Gender-Based Online Harassment and Abuse
In March 2022, Australia joined the Global Partnership for Action on Gender-Based Online Harassment and Abuse, with the eSafety Commissioner as Australia’s lead representative.
This partnership brings together national governments, international organisations, the private sector and civil society organisations. Its aim is to understand, prevent and deal with the growing scourge of online gender-based violence.
The partnership focuses on:
- the impact of gender-based online harassment and abuse on victim survivors in their private lives
- the costs to society and democracy of online violence directed towards women in their public lives as journalists, politicians or activists.
The Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism
The Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT) brings together the technology industry, government, civil society organisations and academia. Its aim is to foster collaboration and information-sharing, to counter terrorist and violent extremist activity online. eSafety participates in the Forum’s working groups, alongside the Department of Home Affairs.
Global Coalition for Digital Safety at the World Economic Forum
The Global Coalition for Digital Safety aims to accelerate public-private cooperation to tackle harmful content online and serves to exchange best practices for new online safety regulation, take coordinated action to reduce the risk of online harms, and drive forward collaboration on programs to enhance digital media literacy.
INHOPE is a global network combating online child sexual abuse material. The network consists of 50 hotlines in 46 countries that provide the public with a way to anonymously report illegal content online, with a focus on child sexual abuse material. eSafety is the Australian INHOPE member for reporting child sexual exploitation material. The mission of INHOPE is to support cooperation and information-sharing between hotlines, to maximise their global effectiveness.
Centre for International Governance Innovation
The Centre for International Governance Innovation is an independent, non-partisan think tank on global governance. It supports research, forms networks, advances policy debates and generates ideas for multilateral governance improvements. Its Global Platform Governance Network is a community of civil servants, legislative staff and regulators committed to a collaborative and harmonised approach to addressing issues related to digital platform governance.
WeProtect Global Alliance
WeProtect Global Alliance is as a global multi-stakeholder response to combating online child sexual abuse. It brings together governments, the private sector, civil society organisations and international organisations to develop policies and solutions to protect children from sexual exploitation and abuse online. The Commissioner is a Board Member of the WeProtect Global Alliance.