When it comes to violence against children, the world knows no boundaries. We’re amplifying the work of those battling the global issues of child sexual abuse, child trafficking, incest and exploitation to give children the strength not just to survive, but to thrive.
Children are never to blame for abuse,exploitation or trafficking. They are the victim. But each of things can be prevented with the help of intervention, education, and life - skills training, offering high - quality responses and support services and enforcing laws against child abuse.
Sexual child abuse is a type of maltreatment, violation, and exploitation that refers to the involvement of the child in sexual activity to provide sexual gratification or financial benefit to the perpetrator. It includes contact for sexual purposes, molestation, statutory rape, prostitution, pornography, exposure, incest, or other sexually exploitative activities.
What happens to kids during childhood shapes who they become as adults.
Children living through abuse and violence, unnecessarily suffer the ill effects of this trauma for the rest of their lives. We will change this together
If you suspect a child is being abused, neglected or exposed to an unsafe situation, trust your instincts and report it.
If you see something, say something. Step up. Speak up. Stop it. Report it!
You may save a child’s life, or from being inflicted with further harm.
If you or a child are in immediate danger, or if you are thinking of hurting yourself, your infant, or someone else, immediately call 911, your doctor, or reach out for outside help.
If you are looking for help with child abuse, sexual abuse, missing children, child exploitation, parenting, being a first-time parent, teen pregnancy, fostering, adoption, crying baby, Shaken Baby Syndrome, human trafficking, or bullying, please use the hotline phone numbers on the right or the resources listed below.