Child Abuse: A Concerned Voice for the Downtrodden

by Cyril Clinth
(Metro Manila, Philippines)

It is not actually an easy duty to protect the interest of such innocent souls who are placed to be victims of irresponsible parenting. The cry for a better system in upholding the divine law of rearing children in the most tender, nurturing and loving ways have gone out past. Based on the statistics presented, the occurrence of child abuse has dramatically increased for the past years and the resolution for the perennial problem has not been laid off.

Several non-government organizations are taking its part in concluding the rampant cases of child abuse across the globe.

Writers, and even literary students, have often quoted that the hope of our motherland is the younger generation. As an irony, many children still suffer the cruelty of violence and the stigma of social disgrace.

Homes are built for children to have a wonderful arena, where love and respect are displayed. However, for some, the hostility of an unwanted home has led many innocent children to their own grave and even sent to jails as they grow up lacking the wisdom of social adaptation.

I would like to be a part of such heroic campaign in curtailing the inhuman and barbaric child abuse.

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Apr 07, 2009
We all need to do our part...
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

Child abuse survivors need people like you to stand up and be a voice for them. Children around the world need people like you to stand up for prevention and intervention.

Thank you, Cyril, for sharing with my visitors and me your thoughts about the scourge that is child abuse. I do hope you are able to fulfill your admirable goals. If we all did our part, child abuse could be greatly curtailed, even eradicated.

A Video Reading by Darlene Barriere
Darlene Barriere
Violence & Abuse Prevention Educator
Author: On My Own Terms, A Memoir

Apr 08, 2009
self esteem. self worth, self preservation.
by: maurice

Oh Cyril, good on you, the world over needs more and more great human beings like you especially in the corner of the world where the poor are the downtrodden. the marginalised of our society are crushed very slowly by the so called other human being accepting he/she has a right because of their statut in life to use and abuse the weaker human being bieng of where and how they were born into. Oh Cyril, I've tried to be a voice for the marginalised in many quarters of the world I've walked with great and wonderful human beings. The homeless, the poverty stricken, the poor families, From London, New Zealand, Belfast, Dublin, Ohio,to name but a few places I have walked with the down trodden. Cyril, all you and I can do is brighten up the corner of the world we journey in. Good on you for trying and speaking out. Sadly it is the poor who have been ABUSED more than any other section of our Communities. The False use of POWER is certainly the CULPRITS of that ABUSE. Making comparrisons is not a thing I do any more in my life. RICH or POOR alike I respect as much as I see them respecting each other. I hve known greater abuse atrocities happening behind the closed doors of the wealty than I have in the poorer sections of our Society. Cyril, be brave, be strong, do even under trying circumastances persevere at what you are doing for the sake of the poor.

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