Child Abuse in the United States

According to the US Department of Health and Human Services 1840 children died from abuse and neglect in 2019. (Source: American SPCC). Article 3 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that “everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.” Does that seem enough to you?

We believe that Article 3 is not enough. We believe that we as humans have an innate and inalienable right to live without the threat of violence. We call it the Right to Peace.

We are all born equal. Regardless of our age, gender, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation or disabilities we all have the right to live in a world free of threats and violence because of who we are.

We could not help 1840 children in 2019 but we can help 175,000 other children that are the victims of physical or sexual abuse in the United States alone. If you think that it is wrong that 5 children died every day because of abuse and neglect, maybe you believe in human rights and maybe you will stand up for them.

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In India, it’s not groping if you have clothes on?

CBS News reports an appalling decision by a Bombay court that

New Delhi —An Indian court has ruled that groping a child cannot be deemed sexual assault as long as there is no “skin-to-skin contact” or “sexual intent.” The January 19 ruling by Bombay High Court Justice Pushpa V. Ganediwala cleared a 39-year-old man who had been accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl in 2016 of any wrong doing.

In the ruling, the judge stated “per the definition of ‘sexual assault’, a ‘physical contact with sexual intent without penetration’ is an essential ingredient of the offence.”

Read the article at the link below for more information.