28 March, 2011

April 2011 - Child Sexual Abuse Awareness Month (CSAAM)

Child Sexual Abuse is more common than any of us like to think, believe or accept.  Sex offenders do not walk around with any particular visible traits.  They may lurk right among us, they may already be in our midst, they may already be mingling with a lot of children.  Scary thought, is it not ? 

But fact remains that it is true.  The situation too, is pretty complex.  The abuse which starts off as a physical one, has huge ramifications on the child's mental health, emotional health and the psyche as a whole.

This is a hugely social issue and it is one whose awareness needs to be promoted. 

That is precisely what is happening in Blogsville or the blogosphere all through the month of April 2011.  Many bloggers, including me, are going to be blogging about various aspects of Child Sexual Abuse in an attempt to raise awareness. 

This initiative is aimed towards increasing our awareness of this burgeoning issue, as parents and in turn, for us to teach and empower our children to say NO. 

If you would like to add to the discussion or know somebody else who would, please note that we welcome entries

a. mailed to csa.awareness.april@gmail.com OR

b. posted as FB notes and linked to Child Sexual Abuse Awareness Month Page OR

c. posted on your own blog with the badge and linked to the main blog OR

d. linked or posted on Twitter tagged twitter.com/CSAAwareness OR

e. sent via some/all of the above methods

The list of topics is available here.

Anonymous contributions are accepted and requests for anonymity will of course be honoured. I will probably be hosting at least one guest post and encourage you to do the same for non-blogging friends.

Please remember to send in a mail with all necessary links or just your input to csa.awareness.april@gmail.com so that we can track your contribution and make sure that it is not inadvertently lost or something.

U can also support it simply by adding the logo of our initiative in your blog's sidebar. Grab the below code to do so

We owe it to our children to make this world as safe a place as possible, for them to grow up in.

1 voice(s) said so:

Sue said...

I have butterflies in my stomach, G. This one's not going to be about the feel-good factor...