Say No to Abuse
About 2 weeks ago my sister and I participated in a march held locally protesting against the limited protection for children when it comes to Child Abuse. I couldn’t get anyone who was working on the board for these laws to change to speak on camera about the specifics but I did get the gist of it. The laws here in the TCI are so old there is hardly any protection for minors against sexual abuse, divorce, adoption, etc.
Recently in the last few weeks there has been an increase in crimes not only against children but against tourists as well. I think tourists are annoying as hell but as they provide my internet and cable and my water to drink I’m dont think attacking them is the best course. There have been reports of sexual crimes against girls and rapes against women. When I walk to my car at night, if I even venture out at night, I grip my keys in such a way that i am able to jam it in your eye if you mess with me. Serious.
Well, the march was very successful and there was a great turn out. The laws haven’t been updated for many years and it goes to show how relaxed and laid back things are here and no one wants to make the effort and take that step unless it happens to them and their family. The march was important to me because I feel alot of people are out here mating and they have no reason to. They don’t care for their children, they abuse their powers as parents, they ignore what is right for their child. As a community we have to work together to raise a better tommorrow. If I can make it better for a child by marching then why not do it?
Pictures from the march. I’m living for a peace filled world. I’m living for something more than myself.
me and my handmade signs. diggin the one on the right, no?
explanation of the one on the right: sleep with a dog before you sleep with a child.
the girl looking like she don’t want be there is Ms. TCI. Do you think I could be Ms. TCI?
that’s the last bit of the marchers. there were waaaaay more ppl in front but i dont have a shot.
my sister and girls from the centre where i volunteer at. aren’t they pretty?
So it might be a small thing like protesting or writing on your blog but there are little things we can do everyday. We can’t wait till something happens to our own family. We are all family. much love, dendoo!