07 December 2010

UNICEF: Stop Child Abuse Now! - Be the voice of those who cannot speak up

Did you know that an average of 7 children in Malaysia suffered abuse every day in 2008, and these were only the reported cases? Many more experience abuse in silence and behind closed doors. Like all children, they too have a right to a happy childhood, free of abuse. Abuse robs a child of their health, development and dignity. It can also leave invisible scars on children, their families and society that last lifetimes, if not generations. You can become a Campaigner for Children by hopping on our bus, and rallying others to join us on our journey to end child abuse in Malaysia.

UNICEF has started a nationwide movement called "Get on Board" to provide the public with the information, insight and resources to stop child abuse. This knowledge will empower everyone to protect the children in our families and communities. Let us show our children that at least a 100,000 of us care. The more people who raise their hand to be counted, the stronger the campaign becomes to deter an abuser from hurting a child.

Take action now via the useful resources below:

1. Check below link to see what you can do to end child abuse in Malaysia..

2. To increase your understanding, do download and read the Fact Sheets on Child Abuse via the link below

Example of Myth Vs Fact from the fact sheets:
MYTH 1: It's only abuse if there is physical violence.
FACT: Physical abuse is just one form of abuse. Children can also be harmed by emotional abuse, sexual abuse and neglect. These types of abuse are usually hidden from sight and, as a result, people are less likely to take action and help the chidren.

3. Spread the awareness via sharing these video to others.

4. Share  ask your friends to come on board

5. Learn  about child abuse, what it is, and what you can do

Last but not least, by providing your name and email address, you can be one of the 100,00 to say you care enough to put an end to child abuse.


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