Child Abuse Awareness

I've created this blog in order to bring to the forefront the sad reality of child abuse throughout the world in the 21st century. Currently I'm collecting every piece of information I can find regarding this subject, and put it here with reference to the origin. Please comment and spread it to people that may find this interesting.

Friday, August 25, 2006

NGO tackles child abuse

The Child Care and Protection Act was enacted to introduce higher standards for the safety of Jamaica's children. Several incidents, including the Shanika Anderson murder case, have motivated some government and non-governmen-tal agencies to champion the cause of the act. A unique way of tackling child abuse is being implemented by the Hope for Children Development Company (HCDC). The non-governmental organisation is championing child advocacy through an intense 'target community' approach. "We work exclusively with four communities, Rose Town, Greenwich Town, Whitfield Town and Bennett Land," said Richard Troupe, executive director of the organisation. "These communities have been prominently associated with incidents of child abuse. Shanika Anderson was from the Whittfield Town community," Mr.

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