On September 15, 2014 Mathew McVarish (actor/activist) gave a remarkable speech at the United Nations in Geneva on Child Sexual Abuse and his efforts to change the laws of the European Union to better protect children from predators. In this touching and educational talk, he speaks from his own personal experiences and his walk through every European Country to bring attention to this devastating epidemic and get better child protection laws so others don’t need to suffer like he and others have in the past. Listen, learn. and support the Road to Change (http://roadtochange.eu). Brought to you by Ariel Foundation International (www. arielfoundation.org)
The Save Ariana-Leilani Coalition is pleased to announce the world wide release of the video documentary “Small Cries.” The six minute documentary tells the story of how the “child protection” systems in the United States are failing, and how Ariana-Leilani is a victim of that failure. This short and compelling documentary features exclusive interviews, including an interview with Dr. Joy Silberg, who speaks of the error in judgment that many child protective services make in certain abuse and neglect cases. Very educational and inspiring, and Ireneo Namboka, an international human rights advocate and former UN official.
Definitely a “two thumbs up” “must see” documentary.
Watch the video, sign the petition, save a life:
Documentary “Small Cries;” The Real Ariana-Leilani Story
Today, 20 November 2013 We Celebrate the 24th year of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
All of the other countries of the world (192 in all) have ratified the convention recognizing that children have rights. the USA is the only developed country left that has not signed that convention and recognized children’s rights.
Even though the USA helped draft the convention and signed it 20 years ago, the USA has reneged on its commitment to the children and the international community by not ratifying the convention.
Isn’t it time to keep the promise to the world’s children who visit and live in the USA to assure that they have recognized rights. Isn’t it time to ratify the UNCRC.
Official photographic portrait of US President Barack Obama (born 4 August 1961; assumed office 20 January 2009) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The recent revelations of US spying on allied leaders is part of a greater public relations problem of the US: appearing to exempt itself from the rules that apply to other countries.
The moral authority of the US is at an all time low, and the diminished view is, for the most part, the fault of the US itself. Its failure to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) exemplifies the problem and is having detrimental life threatening effect on children in the US.
The US helped draft the UN CRC and even signed it when it was originally adopted. However, after 20 years the US is the only developed country that has not ratified it. The failure of the US to provide life saving medicine to dual citizen, German-American Ariana-Leilani after six years of suffering is a direct consequence of the US failure to respect the international rights of children living within its borders.
It is time for the US to respect 10 year old Ariana-Leilani’s rights and for the US to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. It is time for the US to join the rest of the world.
Join the thousands of others who have signed the petition urging President Obama to immediately take action to save Ariana-Leilani and to ratify the UNCRC.
Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of Germany (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Chancellor Merkel, whose administration has heroically urged the United States to take immediate action to help save dual citizen German-American Ariana-Leilani, has won victory in her election today. We wish her congratulations, and urge that she continue to urge that the USA respect the human rights of Ariana-Leilani by giving her life saving medicine and an independent medical examination like the German government requested.