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
240 organizations from 88 countries have registered their planned activities with the WWSF campaign “19 Days of Activism for prevention of violence against children and youth 1-19 November”. Collectively about 1000 activities and events have been announced. The 2013 award winning organizations, receiving the annual Prize for innovative prevention measures, will be announced on 19 November – World Day – via a press release and direct announcements. Learn More: WWSF
The 19 Days Campaign is a WWSF initiative launched in 2011 by the Children-Youth Section and sponsored by the Women’s World Summit Foundation – WWSF and other partners.
As a multi-issue coalition of diverse partners using the 19 Days Campaign as an organizing strategy in the fight against at least one of the 19 abuse/violence issues presented in the list of campaign themes, you help create a world fit for children by:
Raising public awareness of the multi-faceted problem of abuse and violence
Mobilizing agents for change, organizations, institutions and grassroots faith-based groups
Educating for better prevention measures
Strengthening local, national and international initiatives
Establishing collaboration with other campaign partners
Creating support at the national, regional and international level
Linking prevention with the Convention on the rights of the child and the UN Study on violence against children
Lobbying governments to implement UN Study recommendations and in particular “prioritize prevention”
Aims of the 19 Days Campaign
Continue to bring to light the alarming problem, its multifaceted aspects and the need to generate sufficient civil society interest and government and public support for better prevention measures
Catalyze grassroots support for the mandate of the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Violence against Children – SRSG VAC
Create new synergies at all levels between diverse actors (youth included) to empower the international community in its commitment to eliminating violence against children and youth
Ariana-Leilani is being abused and neglected. As a result, she suffers from Severe Chronic Neutropenia — where her neutrophil levels are at life threatening low levels making her prone to fatal infection. She needs medicine to control her condition. Please sign her petition: