There is a fantastic photo essay on the UNICEF site entitled Silence is Acceptance. It has a really powerful message to tell about the proliferation of child sexual exploitation worldwide and is accompanied by photographs and personal stories of a number of victims and survivors.

UNICEF does a number of thought provoking photo essays and other titles include: Building a world fit for children, The rights of the child - Part I and The rights of the child - Part II.  Their site is certainly worth a visit; in fact, the “rights of the child” photo essays gave me goosebumps over every single part of my body.  It is a chilling and poignant reminder of how precarious the state of our world’s children that we had to codify and implement such a rights charter.

About Mandy Southgate

Mandy Southgate is an accountant living and working in London. She is passionate about world events such as genocide and apartheid and has a desire to understand how these events continue to occur in the modern world. With a focus on the 20th and 21st centuries, A Passion to Understand reflects her continuing research and reading on these topics.
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  1. I sm SO glad to see you post on this. As you will note I have had this very same link, along with many similar ones on my blog for ages. If it can help raise awareness even a bit it is worth it. Thanks god there are some incredibly dedicated people out there doing amazing things for the exploited for little or no pay and certainly no awards or acclamation form the media that tends to ingore this gross travesty.

  2. Nothing is more important that children be allowed to grow up in a nurturing, loving environment. To think of exploiting a child is horrific and I'm glad you brought attention to this.

  3. @ ...mmm...: I wonder if that was where I first saw the links? I have another post lined up on this subject and I will certainly give your fab blog a mention when I post that one!

    @ Mountain Woman: Thank you - I couldn't agree more!


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