What can designers do to help combat the sexual exploitation of children? That is the question posed by What Design Can Do in collaboration with the Dutch Public Prosecutor’s Office (OM) and the Ministry of Justice and Security in a new, invitation-only challenge for twelve design teams and one design school.
In this challenge, twelve design teams and one designschool will have a chance to come up with new ways to tackle the sexual exploitation of children. This is a largely hidden problem that is difficult to combat. The OM therefore hopes that the participating designers can come up with fresh ideas and unexpected interventions. A range of experts and stakeholders will help participants to develop those ideas with the goal of actually implementing them.
To kick off this challenge the problem of sexual exploitation of children is discussed in a plenary programme during WDCD Live on 24 May, together with the participating designers, public prosecutors and experts.