Child Rescue Coalition

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Child Rescue Coalition (CRC) is a nonprofit organization that rescues children from sexual abuse by building technology for law enforcement, free of charge, to track, arrest and prosecute child predators.

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Petitioning U​.​S. House of Representatives, news, President of the United States

STOP USING THE WORDS "CHILD PORNOGRAPHY" - INSTEAD CALL IT "CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE MATERIAL".

CALL IT WHAT IT IS! DEMAND A CHANGE IN LEGISLATION & MEDIA USEAGE FROM CHILD PORNOGRAPHY TO CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE MATERIAL #CSAMNOTCP #CALLITWHATITIS #JOINTHEFIGHT Lawmakers, the media, and general public often refer to child sexual abuse material as “child pornography” (CP), as this is the legal definition. However, it is unacceptable that the recording of the child sexual abuse, the horrific act of raping a child, is still commonly referred to as CP. The term pornography implies consent, and a child cannot and will not consent to being raped. Child protection organizations, child abuse survivors, victim advocates and law enforcement all agree that the recording of child sexual abuse material is the evidence of a terrible crime. This is not “just semantics”- language matters. International Organizations  have already recognized the need to accurately reflect the crime in everything we do, and yet the news media and lawmakers continue to use these terms.  IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO SAVE A CHILD A powerful group of child protection organizations are joining forces. We are demanding that U.S. news editors and law makers #callitwhatitis by using appropriate terminology such as child sexual abuse material or “CSAM” in place of the wholly inaccurate, and offensive, “Child Pornography”.  Child Rescue Coalition (CRC) has written a blog explaining the history of this issue, and why they are gathering support for this crucial change. CRC has partnered with the following powerful organizations: ·      Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) ·      National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) ·      International Justice Mission (IJM) ·      EPCAT International ·      Rape Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) ·      International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (ICMEC) ·      Global Survivor Network (GSN) ·      National Child Protection Task Force (NCPTF) ·      Phoenix 11 ·      Canadian Centre for Child Protection -      WeProtect Global Alliance Together we are asking the public to link arms, sign this petition, and use your voice to speak up for innocent children who don’t have one. Here is what The Phoenix 11 has to say about the efforts to change this terminology on a global scale: “The Phoenix 11 are encouraged by the Child Rescue Coalition’s endeavor to change the language around child sexual abuse imagery. As survivors we feel to call the sexual abuse and exploitation that we and so many others have been subjected to “child pornography” implies consent and cheapens the grotesque nature of our abuse. We firmly believe that words matter and support the CRC’s petition wholeheartedly.” - The Phoenix 11 And the opinion of John Clark, President and CEO of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children: “As an organization committed to reducing online child sexual exploitation, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children fights to build greater public awareness of these horrific crimes and to find solutions that provide more support for the victims. Using terminology that puts victims first is critical to that fight. We have long advocated for use of the phrase, ‘child sexual abuse material,’ because terminology like ‘child pornography’ is both inadequate and inaccurate in describing the rape and sexual abuse of children. We must call it what it is.” BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP! Legislation such as the, proposed but not passed EARN IT Act, contains provisions which would amend the language in the charging of suspects to #CSAMNOTCP. But we need to keep pushing for this change, and here’s where YOU come in. ACTION PLAN #CSAMnotCP 1.     Sign and share this petition. 2.     Contact your representative asking them to pass state and federal legislation to finally end the use of inappropriate language. 3.     Educate and encourage your local news editors to lead the fight by using headlines and descriptions which reflect the serious crime taking place and by not repeating the language currently in statute.  4.     Share the petition on your social media channels and include the hashtags #CSAMNOTCP and #CALLITWHATITIS 5.     Follow all of the agencies listed in this petition on social media, and continue to spread their messages with your following. @childrescuecoalition@CanadianCentreForChildProtection@RAINN01@InternationalJusticeMission@missingkids@NCPTF@ecpat@wwwICEgov@icmecofficial@GlobalSurvivorsNetwork2016@weprotectorg Thank you for #joiningthefight to help protect children from sexual abuse, and making this crucial change. The more awareness we raise, the more we work together, the more children we can save. 

Child Rescue Coalition
23,444 supporters