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
A newspaper made out of 241.095 names of children was published on November 19, International Day on Prevention of Child Abuse, to show a giant problem. On that day, nothing was more important than the victims, all 241,096 of them who were abused on a single day. 720,000 copies were distributed. It put massive attention on the problem to abuse, and the importance of everyone’s role in preventing abuse.
Those who are exploiting and abusing children like Ariana-Leilani ultimately will be caught and prosecuted. Help fight child abuse in the United States, sign the petition to save 10 year old Ariana-Leilani and the fight for children’s rights to be protected:
Day 3 of 19 Days of Activism for the Prevention of Sexual Abuse and Neglect:
Selected facts and figures (UN sources)
As many as 150 million girls and 73 million boys worldwide are raped or subject to sexual violence each year, usually by someone in their family circle
Between 133 and 275 million children annually are estimated to witness domestic violence. Violence in the family, in the form of harsh punishment, is common in both industrialized and developing countries. Children in all regions have reported the physical and psychological hurt they suffer at the hands of their parents and caregivers
Corporal punishment, such as beating and caning is standard practice in schools in a large number of countries, and is often responsible for school drop-outs
Between 20 and 65 percent of school-age children report having been verbally or physically bullied • 126 million children and youth are involved in hazardous work, often enduring beatings, humiliation and sexual violence by their employers • Between 80 and 100 million girls are ‘missing’ from the world’s population – victims of gender-based infanticide, foeticide, malnutrition and neglect
1.2 million children are trafficked each year
Institutionalized children – whether in orphanages or detention facilities – are at particular risk of violence from the staff responsible for their care, including torture, beatings, isolation, restraints, rape and harassment
People who are part of their lives perpetrate the majority of violent acts against children: parents, teachers, schoolmates, employers, and caregivers. In only 29 States has all violence against children been prohibited, leaving the vast majority of the world’s child population without adequate legal protection from violence
Violence against children extracts extraordinary costs to society, and is linked to lifelong social and health problems, including post-traumatic stress disorder; depression; antisocial and aggressive behaviors; substance abuse; lung, heart, and liver disease; impaired academic and work performance; problematic peer relations; and greater involvement with the criminal justice system.
Ariana-Leilani suffers each and every day from abuse and neglect. Sign her petition to get her the help she needs and to save her life.
Day 2 of 19 Days of Activism for the Prevention of Sexual Abuse and Neglect: It is time for the District of Columbia to stop protecting those that abuse and neglect children in the District of Columbia and ignore the human rights of its children. Ariana-Leilani has been subject to abuse and neglect for five years, test results evidence her being given drugs that can cover up abuse and cause her severe chronic neutropenia. But the District of Columbia has knowingly allowed her to be subject to such severe abuse and neglect, but has chosen to cover it up rather than protect her. Unless she is given relief, she is likely to die.
Sign her petition to get her the help she needs and to save her life.
Click to read the 2011 Letter to Mayor Vince Gray About Ariana-Leilani’s Plight
Ariana-Leilani lives in the Palisades Section, Ward 3, of Washington DC. When the German government wrote to the US State Department begging them to come to the aid of Ariana-Leilani, the US State Department turned that request over the the District of Columbia because the US State Department believed that the District of Columbia had the authority to take action. Despite the fact that Ariana-Leilani goes to the Francis Scott Key School (Dana Place) in the DC Public School system, Washington DC — under the “leadership” of Mayor Vince Gray — has refused to take any action claiming itself to be a toothless tiger — claiming it lacked authority to do anything. (Read the letter to Mayor Vince Gray Concerning the plight of Ariana-Leilani)
Mayor Gray’s regrettable attitude has made many sorry they supported his election to the post of Mayor. Washington DC has, unfortunately, become a cesspool of child abuse, with a CPS that is so incompetent that it has been under federal court monitor for over 20 years, and has been run by individuals, like Roque Gerald and James Toscano, with sex offense records.