child abuse

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Petition to President of the United States, Mitch McConnell, Daniel Donovan, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Trey Gowdy, Kevin McCarthy, Maxine Waters, Eleanor Norton, Paul Cook, Elijah Cummings, Darrell Issa, Don Young, Louie Gohmert, Lucille Roybal-Allard, Theodore Yoho, Tulsi Gabbard, Adam Schiff, Fred Upton, Eliot Engel, Barbara Lee, Nydia Velazquez, John Garamendi, Joe Courtney, Steny Hoyer, Luis Gutierrez, Eric Swalwell, Mike Honda, Jackie Speier, Keith Ellison, Scott Peters, Sheila Jackson Lee

Ban Child Sex Dolls

Right now, teachers, coaches, babysitters, and neighbors, in every town in America, can purchase lifelike, anatomically correct dolls designed to simulate sex with a child. And it’s perfectly legal. These sick dolls are being imported into the United States and other countries. British police have seized more than 100 already in the UK, and authorities have found that the people buying them usually have child pornography too. Sign this petition to ban the sale and distribution of child sex dolls! These child sex dolls can normalize a pedophile’s behaviors, emboldening them to harm children, as is often the case with those who view child pornography. According to the CDC, 1 in 5 children are sexually abused. One child is too many. Our elected officials need to protect children. That’s why Congressman Dan Donovan from New York is introducing legislation that will ban the distribution and sale of dolls that encourage child abuse. Show your support for this legislation by signing this petition, and help protect America’s children!

Stop Abuse Campaign
167,055 supporters
Started 2 weeks ago

Petition to Florida Governor, Florida State Senate, Florida State House, Bill Nelson, Rick Scott, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Marco Rubio, Theodore Yoho, Ron DeSantis, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Alcee Hastings, Ted Deutch, Kathy Castor, Frederica Wilson, Patrick Murphy, Daniel Webster, Lois Frankel, Mario Diaz-Balart, Anitere Flores, Vern Buchanan, Alan Grayson, Jeff Miller, John Mica, Bill Posey, Gus Bilirakis, Aaron Bean, Carlos Curbelo, Bill Galvano, Matt Gaetz

Phoenix's Law - Change Florida Law for Child Abuse Victims

Approximately 6 Children die every day dueto Child abuse. 1 out of 3 girls and 1 out of 5 boys will be sexually abused before they reach age 18. 90% Of Child abuse victims know the perpetrator in some way; 68% are abused by a family member. 2.9 Million Cases of Child abuse are reported in the U.S. every day. 14% of all men and 36% of women in prison were abused as Children. Children who experience Child abuse are 59 % more likely to be arrested as juveniles, 28% more likely to be arrested as an adult and 300 more likely to Commit violent Crime. We are currently working on Phoenix’s law to send to the Senate to be passed onto the Florida House of Representatives. You can make a difference in these children’s lives through showing your support.   ***Phoenix’s Law*** Under Phoenix's law we stand to change current laws to favor the minor victim rather than the perpetrators:    1.          Child protective services are picking and choosing which case receive rape kits. Solution: All children that claim sexual abuse will receive a mandatory physical exam including a rape kit. This will allow a collection of DNA samples as well as detecting damage or disease.   2.          When authorities are assigned to a minor’s sexual abuse case with knowledge of child pornography activity there is no mandatory procedure confiscating all electronic into evidence. Solution: Administer mandatory protocol and procedures to confiscate into evidence all electronic when a child discloses child sexual abuse to authorities Failure to abide by these laws will result in immediate incarceration.    3.          Currently cases with sexual abuse victims under the age of 8 in the hands of the state attorneys are closing cases based on assumption that the mirrors are too young to testify. This allows minors under the age of 8 to be sexual abuse targets. Solution: Remove age restriction for sexual abuse victim’s allowing everyone the ability to testify. Allowing these minor sexual abuse cases, the opportunity to proceed legal actions in the event of further trauma and PTSD.    4.          Presently no policy exists in questioning the state attorney's decision when a minor sexual abuse case is dismissed. These actions leave minor sexual abuse victims exposed to future abuse. Solution: Implement a compulsory review team to evaluate the decisions of the state attorneys based on all evidence provided to give a thorough opportunity for these minor sexual abuse victims.   5.          Presently there is no obligatory time limit on how long a minor sexual abuse case is open without developments.  The current lack of policy and procedures prolongs the victim’s trauma. Solution: Create policies which mandate actions within a time limit on open minor sexual abuse cases which lack development, so the victim’s can pursue justice.   6.          Currently inadequate information is shared between Department of Children and Families, the State Attorney’s office, Child Protective Services and Therapist? Solution: Implement obligatory policies on minor sexual abuse cases where all involved parties share case information as well as recorded conversation to avoid all errors of inaccurate information.   7.          There is no system in place for minor sexual abuse victims when the state attorney's office fails to move forward and are unable to obtain private legal services.  Solution: Provide all alleged minor sexual abuse victims a court appointed attorney with an expertise to represent them in a family court or civil.   8.          Presently the State Attorney’s office do not have a mandatory policy to collect DNA as evidence as a result of medical professionals not willing to testify in court outside of Child Protective Services.  Solution: Require all medical professional involved with a minor sexual abuse case the legal obligation in examining a minor who is expressing fear due to inappropriate sexual contact.  In addition, establish a mandatory mental evaluation six month prior to the release of incarcerated convicted perpetrators to determine for their potential sexual abuse of minors.  *EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) Therapy* The complete therapy consists of three-pronged protocol. 1.      Past Events 2.      Present Disturbance 3.      Future Actions The goal of EMDR therapy is to completely process the experiences that are causing the problems and to include new ones that are needed for full health. Processing means setting up a learning state that will allow experiences that are causing problems to be digested in stored appropriately in their brain. Negative emotions, feelings and behaviors are generally caused by unresolved past experiences that are pushing them in the wrong direction. *Goal of EMDR Therapy The goal of EMDR therapy is to leave them with the emotions understanding and perspectives that will lead to a healthy and useful behaviors and interactions.   Help us support the passing of Phoenix’s law. Protect these children not only in the State of Florida but, across the globe. We need to unite as one to protect these victims of child sexual abuse. Your signature will help us take the first steps in the process.

Christina Markoff
262 supporters
Started 2 weeks ago

Petition to President Duterte

Stop Domestic Violence against children in Philippines

Philippine children are being refused protection by government agencies because of a lack of education of Republic Act 9262 (RA9262), and their misguided view and corruption; I have been told a child can only Prosecute their mother and be protected from their mother under RA9262 (Domestic Violence Law introduced in 2004 to protect children) for serious Domestic Violence if they are having a Sexual Relationship with their mother. This is ludicrous! The reference in the Law where the Perpetrator must be having a "dating or sexual relationship" with the mother, if the mother is the Victim, is to show it is a Domestic environment and not a stranger. It does not state in the Law that a child victim must be having a "dating or sexual relationship" with the Perpetrator, yet the Law is being twisted to give immunity from violent mothers who abuse children.   Who the Perpetrator can be- RA9262 (a) "Violence against women and their children" refers to any act or a series of acts committed by any person against a woman who is his wife, former wife, or against a woman with whom the person has or had a sexual or dating relationship, or with whom he has a common child, or against her child whether legitimate or illegitimate, within or without the family abode, which result in or is likely to result in physical, sexual, psychological harm or suffering, or economic abuse including threats of such acts, battery, assault, coercion, harassment or arbitrary deprivation of liberty. It includes, but is not limited to, the following acts: "acts committed by any person" It is clear is RA9262 the Victim can be a woman OR a child- "against a woman" OR "against her child"  Nowhere in RA9262 does it give Immunity for a mother or woman that commits Violence against a child! SECTION 2. Declaration of Policy.- It is hereby declared that the State values the dignity of women and children and guarantees full respect for human rights. The State also recognizes the need to protect the family and its members particularly women and children, from violence and threats to their personal safety and security. Towards this end, the State shall exert efforts to address violence committed against women and children in keeping with the fundamental freedoms guaranteed under the Constitution and the Provisions of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the convention on the Elimination of all forms of discrimination Against Women, Convention on the Rights of the Child and other international human rights instruments of which the Philippines is a party. If English is to hard to understand you can go back to when the Bill 2723 was introduced into the Senate and approved making RA9262; Senator Sotto. Mr. President, I am inclined to believe the rationale used by the distinguished proponent of the amendment. As a matter of fact, I tend to agree. Kung may maaabuso, mas malamang iyong babae kaysa sa lalake. At saka iyong mga lalake, puwede na talagang magulpi iyan. Okey lang iyan. But I cannot agree that we remove the children from this particular measure. So, if I may propose an amendment – The President Pro Tempore. To the amendment. Senator Sotto. – more than the women, the children are very much abused. As a matter of fact, it is not limited to minors. The abuse is not limited to seven, six, 5-year-old children. I have seen 14, 15-year-old children being abused by their fathers, even by their mothers. And it breaks my heart to find out about these things. Because of the inadequate existing law on abuse of children, this particular measure will update that. It will enhance and hopefully prevent the abuse of children and not only women. SOTTO-LEGARDA AMENDMENTS Therefore, may I propose an amendment that, yes, we remove the aspect of the men in the bill but not the children. Senator Legarda. I agree, Mr. President, with the Minority Leader. The President Pro Tempore. Effectively then, it will be women AND CHILDREN. Senator Sotto. Yes, Mr. President. Senator Estrada. It is accepted, Mr. President. It is not only very very clear that the Perpetrator can be any person which includes  "a mother" it was intended to protect children from abuse by both parents. If it is not clear then look at Supreme Court Ruling G.R. 168852  Government employees need to be educated immediately on who can be the Perpetrator/s under RA9262, and start protecting children, and stop protecting the ones that Abuse children  

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