One of this year’s most important conferences.
The Brighthood conference is one of the largest conferences in the world that focus on concrete, innovative and effective solutions to fight child sexual abuse. It brings together important stakeholders and aims to create awareness about how each sector plays a part in shaping a brighter future for children.
Expand your network. Meet new industry colleagues, internationally renowned profiles and subject experts.
Tap into bright solutions, learn what individuals, organisations, businesses and governments are doing today and what you or your organisation can do.
Get technical know-how about what can be done to detect and stop child sexual abuse material and safeguard children.
Get unique insights into child sexual abuse crime and the work being done to stop it.
Find out how UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and particularly SDG 16.2 can be major drivers of change on this issue.
We are proud to present a great line-up of highly experienced speakers from different industries. They will cover a range of topics from ethical leadership and benchmarking countries’ responses to child sexual abuse, to innovative programmes such as HERO Corps in the US and Prevent_IT in Sweden. Check out the speakers from previous years.
Director General, GSMA
As Director General, Mats Granryd leads the GSMA in supporting its global membership through a range of industry programmes, advocacy initiatives and industry-convening events.
In 2016, Mats led the mobile industry in becoming the first sector to commit to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Supporting this, Mats serves on the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development, the Business & Sustainable Development Commission and The B Team.
Before joining the GSMA, Mats was President and CEO of Tele2 and also spent 15 years in a variety of roles at Ericsson.
Vice President of Public Policy, RAINN
Camille Cooper serves as the vice president of public policy at RAINN, where she leads efforts at the federal and state level to improve the criminal justice system, prevent sexual assault, and ensure justice for survivors. RAINN is the largest anti-sexual violence organization in the United States. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN has served over 3 million people, and provides services to over 26,000 survivors a month. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.
New tools for measuring the progress on ending child sexual abuse and exploitation: The Index for assessing60 countries’ response to child sexual exploitation and the ITU UNESCO Broadband Commission Report on Child Safety Online
Dr. Joanna Rubinstein
President & CEO, World Childhood Foundation USA, Commissioner of the ITU UNESCO Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development
How do countries respond to the threat of sexual violence against children? In 2019, The Economist Intelligence Unit at the initiative and with support of the World Childhood Foundation, Oak Foundation and the Carlson Family Foundation launched a new benchmarking index looking at 60 countries’ response to child sexual abuse and exploitation. Joanna Rubinstein will talk about the key research findings and the role of government, the private sector and civil society as drivers of ending sexual abuse of children and reaching the sustainable development goal 16 target 16.2. , and how the index highlights areas for development for each country.
The Broadband Commission Report will be released in October 2019. Rubinstein, as a co-chair together with Scott Gegenheimer of Zain of the Commission’s working group on child safety online, will present and discuss the key recommendations of the report. The Broadband Commission, comprised of leaders from government, industry, international organizations and academia, focus of the role of Broadband in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.More about Joanna
Principal Investigator Priotab, Researcher Karolinska Institutet, Chief Psychiatrist Psychiatric Clinic South Stockholm
Christoffer Rahm is a psychiatrist and researcher at the Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. He’s principal investigator for two clinical trials that aim at reducing child sexual abuse by developing better care for adults with sexual interest in children. One of the trials, called Priotab, involves a test of a new pharmaceutical, and recruits patients from all over Sweden via the Preventell helpline linked to the Anova clinic at Karolinska University Hospital. The other, Preventit, is a test of a new online strategy. It reaches out to anonymous users of child sexual abuse material, globally, via pedophile forums at the Darknet. They are offered a therapist assisted internet cognitive behavioral therapy for free.
Katarina Görts Öberg
PhD, Psychologist and Head of ANOVA
Borgström has been with NetClean since 2009, working globally with businesses, organisations and governments to fight child sexual abuse through innovative technological solutions. Borgström is deeply involved in making a difference for children through a combination of social responsibility, ethical business practices and technology. Borgström has a strong belief in businesses’ power to change the world.
Soft launch of the NetClean Report 2019
The NetClean Report is a yearly report on child sexual abuse crime. The data is gathered across the world from police officers who specialise in child sexual abuse crimes. It adds to the growing knowledge bank worldwide about child sexual abuse, and it brings a unique insight into what law enforcement and employers do to stop this crime.
Rennie Mirro is one of the Sweden’s best known and most acclaimed musical artists. During his 30-year career, Mirro has been awarded several awards, including two time ”Guldmasken” for best male performer in the musical “Grease” and for “Singin’ In The Rain”.
Originating from the classic ballet, Rennie had early on in his career the Royal Opera House in Stockholm as his home stage but was also given the opportunity to dance on the biggest stages around Europe.
In present days Rennie has established himself both as an actor and as a TV-host frequently recurring in several large Swedish television productions as well as in feature films.
This issue terrifies me on many levels, being that I myself am a victim of child abuse. It terrifies me that there are so many people, mostly men that have young children as their main sexual prey. It angers me profoundly that they’re able to victimise undisturbed in the shadows mostly due to the fact of our, the victims, shame and fear.
The world wide web is a wonderous thing, I want to contribute in keeping it that way. I want to contribute in keeping the darkness from spreading.
The way NetClean operates in aiding victims but also offenders give a clear hope for the future, and that’s a future I want to be a part of!
To be announced
To be announced
Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre, Sweden
6th November, 2019.
12.30 – 18.00
The Brighthood Conference is
free of charge
Who should go?
This conference is relevant to anyone working with IT-security, Sustainability, HR, Legal or in the Management Team in both the private and public sector. It is also relevant for law enforcement professionals, policy makers, NGO’s, opinion leaders and academic researchers within the child sexual exploitation field. The conference is for everyone who actively works on this issue.
Businesses and organisations
If you have been to #skillnadpåriktigt before, you will recognise it, with the difference that Brighthood is an international conference, held in English and open to international attendees.