Helping Survivors Heal and Preventing Future Abuse
According to the World Health Organization, it is estimated that 1 billion children experience physical, sexual, or emotional violence or neglect per year.
While the issue is widespread, people often hesitate to talk about child abuse and neglect due to the stigma the topic carries. But when we stay silent, we cause harm to survivors and fail to prevent future instances of abuse.
To raise awareness on a global scale, the United Nations declared November 18 as the World Day for the Prevention of and Healing from Child Sexual Exploitation, Abuse, and Violence. This day of acknowledgement coincides with the World Day for the Prevention of Child Abuse (November 19), which was enacted by the Women’s World Summit Foundation.
Both days share the common goal of mobilizing individuals, communities, and governments to take action to protect children and provide support to survivors.
Join Us in Raising Awareness
This year, we hope you will join us in in shedding light on the issue of child abuse and neglect. There are multiple ways you can stand in solidarity with survivors and raise awareness about abuse prevention.
Hold a (Virtual) Candle for Survivors of Child Abuse and Neglect
Download the image from our social media kit to share on social media on November 18 using the hashtag #LouderThanSilence and mention @endcanorg.
Help Us Light Up the Map
We created an interactive map to show the world that advocates are everywhere. Enter your city or zip code to add a light in your area. We want everyone to know that a network of support exists, no matter where you are located.
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Social Media Kit
Save this image to share on social media. You can take inspiration from the sample captions below or write your own message about why child abuse prevention matters to you.
“I stand in solidarity with survivors of child abuse and neglect. Join me in being #LouderThanSilence! @endcanorg”
“November 18 is the World Day for the Prevention of and Healing from Child Sexual Exploitation, Abuse, and Violence. I hold this candle in support of helping survivors heal and preventing child abuse. #LouderThanSilence @endcanorg”
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