Monday, 3 February 2014


Thanks to via @SOS_barnebyer and @SoniaMunozLlort for this link:

Girls and boys most want to end: 

Physical and humiliating punishment in homes, 

schools, care institutions and other settings 

Sexual violence and abuse in homes, schools, 

care institutions and other settings 

Harmful child work 

Child marriage, trafficking and other harmful 


What can adults do to help? 
One start can be to hear the ....
"Screams From Somewhere Else"
This essay by Roger Rosenblatt has been with me since I first read it in 1987. It ends with these words: 

"You never know how you will react to a scream until you hear one. I can tell you how you will react at first. You will freeze. Your head will snap like an alarmed bird's and your eyes will swell, long before any practical choices begin to form between hiding under the bed and leaping to the rescue. You will freeze because you will recognize the sound. It comes from you; all the panic and the pain; all the screams of one's life, uttered and quashed, there in that dreadful eruption that has scattered the air. All yours.
The scream that comes from somewhere else comes from you. You have to go to it. You have to open the door to make it stop."

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