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The Pope’s Visits with President Obama Highlights the Pope’s Blessing of Ariana-Leilani

Pope Francis blesses Ariana-Leilani at the Vatican

Pope Francis blesses Ariana-Leilani at the Vatican

As a followup to Pope Francis’s blessing of Ariana-Leilani, in his meeting with Dr. Ariel Rosita King at the Vatican, urging Ariana-Leilani’s safe liberation from abuse, neglect and potentially fatal illness, the Pope has arrived in Washington DC to deliver his message to uplift those who are persecuted and the poor.

We hope that President Obama listens to his messages, and finally takes actions to protect Ariana-Leilani who lives several blocks from the White House in Washington, DC.

Please sign the petition to Save Ariana-Leilani and make Pope Francis’ blessings and wishes a reality.GoPetition

Pope Francis Blesses Ariana-Leilani

Pope Francis blesses Ariana-Leilani at the Vatican

Pope Francis blesses Ariana-Leilani at the Vatican

On a historical occasion, Pope Francis blessed Ariana-Leilani, in his meeting with Dr. Ariel Rosita King urging Ariana-Leilani’s safe liberation from abuse, neglect and potentially fatal illness.   Before an audience of thousands at the Vatican, he placed his hand upon her picture and gave his blessings after hearing her tragic story.   Please sign the petition to Save Ariana-Leilani and make Pope Francis’ blessings and wishes a reality.

 

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241,095 Names Published in The Daily Abuse, Innocence in Danger (Day 16 of 19 Days of Activism to Fight Abuse)

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:

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Read More: http://adsoftheworld.com/media/dm/innocence_in_danger_the_daily_abuse

With the Help of ICE and Protect, Military Vets Turn Their Sights On Child Sexual Abusers (Day 7 of 19 Days of Activism)

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Former U.S. Marine Jeremy Boutwell, is now assigned now to work with ICE in metro Atlanta. “I’ve seen some pretty bad things that humanity is capable of doing in certain situations.”   He added, “This stuff is worse, without a doubt.”

He is one of many vets now trained to hunt for clues about “where these acts of child rape are videoed.” He related that, even before training was completed, one of the wounded warriors, Army Reserve Capt. Hampton Culp, helped break a case that led to the rescue of a child whose abuse had been broadcast online.

“To take bad guys off the street, to serve my country and to protect my children, your children and other children– I mean, truly if there was something that the Lord intended for me to do, it would be to do this job,” Agent David Westall said.   The wounded warriors will be on a 10-month internship, but ICE hopes those internships become full-time jobs. Nicholson confirmed that of the 17 fanned out across the country, four will be in Georgia.

The wounded warriors will be on a 10-month internship, but ICE hopes those internships become full-time jobs. Nicholson confirmed that of the 17 fanned out across the country, four will be in Georgia.

“I think that what you have is one of the best child exploitation efforts coming from Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Atlanta, and in the region,” said Camille Cooper from the National Association to Protect Children—called “Protect” for short. She called Nicholson “one of the best in the country.”  But also, she added, “You have a concentration of child pornography leads in urban areas. You know, where there’s high-speed Internet you are going to find concentrations of perpetrators. It doesn’t mean that they don’t exist in rural areas.”

The wounded warrior initiative is an unusual joint project between ICE and Protect. Cooper said the non-profit can bring corporate support and other things to the table that ICE, as a government agency, cannot solicit. She said that’s especially important in these lean economic times.   “There are children literally that are waiting,” “They’re waiting and every night they go to bed and they pray. They pray to God and they say, ‘God, please come save me from this hell. Please rescue me. Please make this stop.’”  Cooper says not all participants nationwide had combat wounds. She says some of them suffered other illnesses or injuries while serving.

Do your part to help fight child abuse, please sign Ariana-Leilani’s petition:

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Road to Change Walk 15,000 km Across the E.U. to Stop the Silence (Day 4 of 19 Days of Activism)

Ariana-Leilani’s Mom joined Matthew McVarish,  on his walking trip from Netherlands to Berlin, Germany for several weeks. Several German newspaper articles were written about this activism to stop child sexual abuse.

Stop Child Sexual Abuse message from Matthew McVarish walking 15,000 km across the EU.

Route

London left May 31st 2013
Paris June 10th to June 18th
Luxembourg June 28th to July 4th
Brussels July 10th to July 16th
Amsterdam July 22nd to July 28th
Berlin August 16th to August 22nd
Copenhagen September 1st to September 7th
Stockholm September 23rd – 29th
Helsinki September 30 – October 6th
Tallinn October 6th – October 12th
RigaOctober 22nd – October 28th
Vilnuis November 6th – November 12th
Warsaw November 26th – December 2nd
Prague December 21st

2014
Vienna March 12th to March 18th
Bratislava March 21st to March 27th
Budapest April 3rd to April 9th
Bucharest May 12th to May 18th
Sofia May 27th to June 1st
Athens June 24th to June 31st
Cyprus June 31st to July 6th
Malta July 6th to July 12th
Rome July 21st to July 27th
Ljubljana August 17th to August 23rd
Geneva September 15th to September 21st
Madrid October 30th to November 5th
Lisbon November 24th to November 30th
Cardiff January 1st to January 7th 2015
Dublin January 14th to January 20th
Belfast January 25th to January 31st
Edinburgh Feb 7th

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European Road to Change: A Message to Victims of Abuse

Traveling around Europe, Mathew McVarish is sending a message to victims of child sexual abuse, on his “Road to Change” 10,000 mile walk.   Listen to his inspiring words to Ariana-Leilani and others:

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Silent Tears: Sexual Abuse of Children is Ten Times the Rate of Cancer

Silent Tears from Palladian Group

A recent Silent Tears Study done in South Carolina points out that:

  • One in four girls is affected by sexual abuse, one in six boys are affected, criminal sexual abuse is preventable, victims are 2 to 3 more likely to have alcohol abuse problems,
  • Child sexual abuse by relatives, including parents, is no less harmful than that by non-relatives.    However, Child Protective Services across the country discount relatives as suspected abusers.
  • The primary reason that the public is not sufficiently aware of child sexual abuse as a problem is that 73% of child victims do not tell anyone about the abuse for at least a year. 45% of victims do not tell anyone for at least 5 years. Some never disclose.
  • Children who are sexually abused are at significantly greater risk for later posttraumatic stress and other anxiety symptoms, depression
  • These psychological problems can lead to significant disruptions in normal development and often have a lasting impact, leading to dysfunction and distress well into adulthood,
  • Sexually abused children tended to perform lower on psychometric tests measuring cognitive ability, academic achievement, and memory assessments when compared to same-age non-sexually abused cohorts.
  • Sex offenders often have multiple victims. In a study of 561 sex offenders, the men in the study accounted for the sexual abuse of 195,000 children.
  • The chance of getting caught for sexually abusing a child is as low as 3%.
  • Many sex offenders carefully groom their victims and the families of their victims in an effort to gain the trust of the child and the family.
  • Even Governor Haley of South Carolina and Oprah Winfrey were victims of abuse.   “It doesn’t matter your background, it doesn’t matter your education, it doesn’t matter the wealth of your family,” Haley said. “Every child is subject to child abuse. And it was a day-care provider that was taking care of me.”

Help save 10 year old Ariana-Leilani from abuse and neglect in Washington DC:

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International Conference Convened in Geneva with Leading Experts Talk About the International Challenges of Child Protection

Innocense In Danger Ariana-Leilani Conference

Innocense In Danger Ariana-Leilani Conference

On December 18, 2012, an exciting conference was held in Geneva on the International Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and the challenges associated with measures Child Protection, using the case of Ariana-Leilani as a case study.    Speakers at the Geneva Press Club included:  Ms. Homayra Sellier, Founder and President, Innocence in Danger international • Ms. Ariel King, Founder and President, Ariana-Leilani Children’s Foundation  • Mr. Ireneo Namboka, Retired UN Human Rights Protection Officer Human Rights and Child Protection from Abuse and Neglect • Ms. Paola Riva-Gapany, Deputy Director, International Institute for Children’s Rights UNCRC and Child Protection, • Ms. Gudalupe De Iudicibus, Lawyer, Swiss Foundation of the International Social Service UNCRC –  • Ms. Silke Gutzmann, Executive Director, Innocence in Danger • Mr. Dumi Senda, Poet & Children’s Book Author

Topics included:

  •  The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and Child Protection: Report of Switzerland according to CIDE
  •  The UNCRC and International Child Protection Challenges: The Case of dual German-USA citizen Ariana-LeilaniProtection against Child abuse and neglect under the Convention International Rights of the Child.
  •  The rehabilitation of child victims of abuse thanks to summer camps
  •  The International Convention on the Rights of the Child across borders and challenges
  • The non-ratification of the United States the Convention on the Rights of the Child gives rise to the fact that children in the United States receive no internationally recognized right at human rights.
  • The day the sun promised to smile FOREVER! Playing the beginning of the original story inspired by Ariana Leilani
  • UNCRC Worldwide and Its’ Non-Ratification in the USA, International Implications
  • The Swiss Report to the UNCRC
  • International Social Services Cross Border Casework
  • Switzerland Child Abuse Rehabilitation through Children’s Summer Camps
  • “The Day the Sun Promised to Smile FOREVER!” Debut reading of an original children’s story inspired by The Little Ambassador, Ariana-Leilani* – by Dumi Senda

“The Little Ambassador” Ariana-Leilani, a German-American child with a fatal immunodeficiency disease, as well as abuse and neglect, represents all children whose human rights are violated. Ariana-Leilani coalition calls for international cooperation between the Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Barack Obama to save Ariana-Leilani by submitting a petition containing over 5,000 signatures from 125 countries.

Your signature makes a difference.  Please sign the petition.

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Beyond the Penn State Scandal: Child Abuse Reporting Laws

The Penn State scandal reminds us that as much as progress has been made in the response to child abuse, there is still much work to be done,” says Teresa Huizar, executive director of the National Children’s Alliance in Washington, D.C.

Picture of a little girl holding a doll. Courtesy of Getty Images.