We know what works to end child abuse. Now it's on us to bring it to scale.
The U.S. National Blueprint to End Sexual Violence Against Children and Adolescents
Kids deserve to be safe from harm. We need to make sure all kids have access to prevention, healing, and justice.
About 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 13 boys experience child sexual abuse at some point in childhood. This public health crisis has been put on the backburner for too long and was only exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Disruptions in routine, isolation, more time spent at home and online, financial insecurity, stress, and anxiety increased the risk and incidents of violence against children.
The data shows COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted communities of color, further exposing longtime racial inequities. We also know that longstanding structural barriers have made it more difficult for Black and Indigenous communities to access a variety of critical services focused on prevention, healing, and justice to end child sexual violence. In some cases, the systems designed to protect individuals and families have actually caused harm and exacerbated existing inequities.
This is unacceptable. We must work together to protect every child and serve all families and communities. We can create a healthier, safer world for every child. Join us and #keepkidssafe.
We all have a role to play to prevent violence and #keepkidssafe.
Now more than ever, we must act to build and expand on the services to help our country’s vulnerable children and youth.
Violence is preventable. Together, we can create a healthier, safer world for every child. Join us and #keepkidssafe.
Every child deserves
to be safe.
We must act now to protect vulnerable children from violence. Your voice has the power to influence elected officials. Together, we can drive positive change and build back a safer world for every child. Join us and #keepkidssafe today!