June 4, 2013 — The purpose of the day is to acknowledge the pain suffered by children throughout the world who are the victims of physical, mental and emotional abuse. This day affirms the UN’s commitment to protect the rights of children.
At Innocent Justice, we believe that children should be protected from the physical, mental and emotional abuse that result when they are sexually abused and their abuse is recorded and distributed globally on the Internet. Research shows that knowing a permanent record of their abuse is available causes life-long trauma for that child; victims report feeling humiliated and abused again each time their photo or video is seen by someone new.
It is estimated that the abuse of more than 1 million children in the U.S. alone has been recorded by child pornographers. Innocent Justice is working to end this kind of abuse and we invite you to work with us!