Child cruelty happens all over the world and Zambia is no different. It is often not recognised, reported or resolved. Children are denied protection and justice. Abusers are free to abuse again. The horrific cycle continues.
This short film highlights the important work Tehila undertakes to create safer environments for children in Zambia. We promote the protection of children and prevention of child cruelty.
“Joyce was approached by one of her pupils called Mary. Mary complained that she had been sexually abused by a male adult neighbor. Mary was 13 years old at the time…”
“I have not had an easy childhood but one day soon I will look up and smile…”
“Gift, aged 14, had been raped over a 6 month period by a 50 year old male neighbor. When Tehila met him, he was frightened, weak and withdrawn…”
“Prior to the training, I was blind to the issues of child abuse, both as a minister and parent. I overlooked the way in which I spoke to my own children and the impact my words can have on them…”
“I asked the child how she came to get this sore. The child said it was a man. I called the mother and the mother said that a man raped her during her holiday to the village…”