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Stop The Child Abuse

How to Prevent Child Abuse

Child abuse is an act by a parent or caretaker that results or allows a child to be subjected to emotional harm, physical injury, sexual assault, or death.  Emotional, neglect, physical and sexual abuse are different types of child abuse. It’s hard for many of us to understand how someone could abuse a child, but oftentimes child abuse occurs when ordinary parents with underdeveloped coping mechanisms are pushed to the limit. Child abuse occurs in all segments of our society.…

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Help I Can’t Do This

Yes, you can. Healing and Hope is for you . . . a message sent to you with our confidence that in the days and weeks to come, you will find within yourself the strength to begin your own passage to healing and renewed hope and a new beginning. We realize that beginning again may seem impossible to you right now and that this passage may be a difficult point on your journey. You may…

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Can Your Phone Protect You from Sexual Assault?

It can land you in court… In footage posted on YouTube in January, an outraged young Indian woman wields a cellphone to film a middle-aged man she accuses of groping her – twice – between the seats on an IndiGo Airlines flight. ‘I’m videotaping you, mister!’ she tells him as he mumbles apologies. ‘If you ever do this again, you’ll remember this episode.’ Reports of harassment and rape of women are soaring, especially in countries…

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Abuse Resources

Abuse refers to harmful or injurious behaviour to another human being. Abuse may also occur with neglect. Types of Abuse: Physical Abuse: hitting or beating another person with an object, body part, or weapon. It may include hitting, slapping, pushing, beating, whipping. These actions can lead to hospitalization and even death. Physical abuse also includes more passive behaviours such as locking someone up or depriving them of sleep or food. Verbal Abuse: constant name-calling, labelling, ridicule, making fun…

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UN Envoy Angelina Jolie Speech

  “We must send a message around the world that there is no disgrace in being a survivor of sexual violence, that the shame is on the aggressor.” — Angelina Jolie, ‘End Sexual Violence in Conflict’ summit, London, UK  

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Community Outreach Report

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A Word from the Founder

 A WORD FROM THE FOUNDER  I am, as ever, immensely grateful to the people around me. The ones in need, but also the ones with wonderful talents, skills and abilities I discover daily. That is the joy of giving.  Finding talent, willingness, enthusiasm, commitment and sharing that gift with the ones in need. Francinah surprised me recently with her beautiful crocheting talent. So I got her needles and a variety of wool in lovely colours and textures.…

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