Why Children Need Voices

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Children are heaven sent. They exhibit innocence that makes ignorance seem such a happy state to be in. They make their families smile, they bring life to a quiet and dull home.

Children are curious little creatures that have so many questions about the world, where they come from, who they want to be when they grow up, why there is day and night, and so much more. The simple things adults tend to neglect, are big and glorious and difficult for them.

It is this vulnerability and this angelic ignorance that makes children weak against abuse from others, especially from adults.

It is a sad fact that some adults do not grow enough to realize how traumatizing it is a to a child when they are abused. It is beyond sad that some adults even have the audacity to do such horrible things to children.

When children fall victim to abuse, their present condition is not the only thing that is affected. Depending on the level and duration of the abuse, it could also impact the child’s psychological and emotional state, possibly damaging and traumatizing the child forever.

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Abuse on children comes in various forms. Sometimes, adults are not even aware that they are already abusing children. The trauma is more difficult to deal with when the abuser is someone from the child’s family.

GAL, “Guardian Ad Litem”, literally translates to “Guardian of the Case” which could also easily, figuratively imply as being the voice of children, is a volunteer organization that voices out these problems for the children. They have little capacity to express themselves because they are, again, innocent children. This incapacity to voice out their needs and their pain are tripled once they unfortunately become a victim of abuse.

Adults sometimes do not know what to do when faced with legal issues. This fact makes it simpler to understand how children also need so much help and attention especially regarding these matters.

GAL helps out these children by providing them the care and help they need. Volunteers pair up with lawyers that handle legal issues for some kids, while other volunteers focus on easing the pain and helping the children get over their trauma.

GAL aims to provide the voice for these children, constantly campaigning against their abuse and helping those who have already fallen victims to abuse.

Unlike any other organizations, we are not happy when our numbers grow because this just means that more and more children are getting different torments and abuse and this goes against what we campaign for.

No matter how cruel this world gets, we will be here to help those in need. After all, as the cliche goes, the children are our future. If some adults are not strong enough to protect the future of this Earth, then at least we are here to remedy the situation.