SNAP and leading advocacy organizations, such as Darkness 2 Light, RAINN, Together for Girls, and the Army of Survivors, will recognize November 18th as the international #EndChildSexAbuseDay.
This November we have a great chance to bring the needs, wants, and asks of survivors to the world stage in a big way! SNAP and leading advocacy organizations, such as Darkness 2 Light, RAINN, Together for Girls, and the Army of Survivors, will recognize November 18th as the international #EndChildSexAbuseDay.
More than 50 countries will be joining us as we make noise on social media and in the streets to draw attention to the needs of survivors, the ways we can prevent abuse, and the action that we are demanding our leaders and elected officials take. We need your voice to join the chorus!
On November 18 we, as part of the steering group for the Keep Kids Safe coalition, will release our Federal Blueprint for action (click here to read the blueprint in full). A key part of this blueprint, and something that SNAPpers have demanded for years, is the importance of a federal investigation into institutions that perpetuate abuse and cover-up, like the Catholic Church, Southern Baptist Convention, and others.
In order to give as much attention to the blueprint as we can, this year, we are combining our efforts and partnerships from All Survivors Day to draw attention to this amazing collaborative effort on November 18.
How to Recognize #EndChildSexAbuseDay on November 18
There are two major ways you can support our agenda on November 18.
First, get active on social media and share these messages and graphics about the day of action with your friends and followers. Encourage other survivors you know to get in and spread the message using the hashtag #AllSurvivorsDeserve and #EndChildSexualAbuseDay. If you want some help customizing graphics or messages, contact Mike McDonnell, SNAP Communications Manager.
Second, contact your Senators and Representatives in Congress! Share the link to the blueprint and ask them to support efforts to protect children and support survivors. You can find a sample letter that you can adapt, as well as ways to contact your elected officials, on this page here.
Join the international movement and help us get the word out that #AllSurvivorsDeserve a chance for healing and justice and show your support for children, survivors, and advocates on #Nov18WorldDay! If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.
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