There is no excuse for child abuse

Endale Edith
Posted January 30, 2020 from Cameroon

Child abuse is a social phenomenon which directly or indirectly affects most of the children in our society. No child should have to grow in pain, live in fear and insecurity or should suffer in any way. Every child deserves the right to enjoy their childhood. These are fragile beings who need to be protected on the contrary those they look up to for protection end up being monsters who take advantage of them, leaving these children confused, devastated and damaged.

Child abuse is probably the most traumatizing event a child can ever experience which turns out to be very destructive during the child’s later years of life, this is why we all in our various spaces help abused children heal.  We need to support these children to be normal and functional members of society and protect the vulnerable ones exposed to violation.

This story was submitted in response to Peace and Security.

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maeann
Jan 31
Jan 31

I agre in all what you said Edith. Parents and adult should know and be aware on the rights of the children!!! They don't realize that they are the future. And we adult who are in this present when we did not protect them, they might be the cause of a future insecurities, but there is hope. Thank you :)

Endale Edith
Jan 31
Jan 31

Hello Maeann,

Congratulations for being nominated for the SpiritAward, I hope I got it right lol. You are totally correct, everyone needs to get involved to safeguard our children and ensure their security. We have a lot of abusers out there. There is hope for sure! We keep pressing!

maeann
Jan 31
Jan 31

Thank you Endale, I give back glory to God for giving me TIME to do the purpose He wants me to do and still giving me the courage to encourage. Yes, there is hope for sure!!!

Endale Edith
Feb 05
Feb 05

Hello Maeann,

More grace to fulfil your purpose and all the best in your endeavors.

Jill Langhus
Jan 31
Jan 31

Hello Edith,

I totally agree. It's a big undertaking, though. Where do you think is the best place to start addressing this challenge?

Endale Edith
Feb 05
Feb 05

Hello Jill,

You are very correct, it's a huge undertaking but with passion and bravery we can breakthrough and break forth. First things first, parents must be vigilant and teach their kids safety measures, charity always begins at home. Then we can move on to the schools, the churches etc.

Jill Langhus
Feb 07
Feb 07

Hi Edith,

Yes, it is. Well, I admire your positivity and tenacity... anything is possible. I agree:-) That sounds like a good plan. Please keep us posted on your progress and initiatives, dear.

Endale Edith
Feb 07
Feb 07

Hi Jill,

Thank you for your comment. Sure! I'd keep you posted and have a great weekend!

Jill Langhus
Feb 07
Feb 07

You're welcome, dear. Great! You, too!

Anita Shrestha
Feb 03
Feb 03

Dear Sis
Thank you very much sharing for this story. Keep it continue

Endale Edith
Feb 05
Feb 05

Thank you Anita!

Hello, dear Edith,

Child abuse is truly damaging, and its effects can last a lifetime. I suffered from that when I was a child. As an adult, I need to be mindful of triggers that result in depression. It's been said it's better to build strong children than heal broken adults. I can attest that to be true with my siblings and me.

Thank you for raising your voice on this issue.

Endale Edith
Feb 05
Feb 05

Dear Karen,

Thank you for sharing your story with me. You are a strong women and I salute you for that. You are right about having strong children over broken adults. Most of the world's problems today is as a result of broken adults with traumatic childhood experiences. I hope we get to work on this issue some day.

Hello, dear sister,

It's my pleasure. I discovered the more I share my story, the more other women connect with me. It's in my heart to help those who suffer child abuse. When my children are older, I shall get myself certified/licensed to handle such cases. Have a great day, dear!

Endale Edith
Feb 11
Feb 11

Hi Karen,

I am glad to know that we can work together to stop child abuse. Thank you for adding your voice!

Best for the week!

Nene Nkengla
Feb 09
Feb 09

This is very true dear Edith. Thanks for sharing

Endale Edith
Feb 11
Feb 11

You are welcome my dear Nene.