Gentle warning that the following blog post details facts and statistics regarding child abuse, and it, understandably, may be a triggering topic for many. We advise readers to use their best judgment on whether to continue with the article, and we are sympathetic to all for whom this may be sensitive.
Here are resources to help children who you believe or know to be at risk:
Every year, World Children’s Day provides us with an opportunity to celebrate and honor the accomplishments of young people everywhere. But it’s also an opportunity to bring conversations about at-risk and maltreated youth to the forefront of public conversation. Internationally, every day, kids are facing abuse and exploitation, and the risks to their health, safety, and development are immeasurable. We all need to take part in actively helping children in need and fighting the systems that harm them, and to do that it’s important to be armed with all the facts.
Children are at risk of harm all over the world, but we’re not helpless. It’s important that this issue remains a priority and must be a conversation long after the sun sets on World Children’s Day. To make a sustainable impact, consider volunteering regularly with one of the youth-focused organizations on Vee, and pay attention to social action efforts related to children in your community.