"I Want Him To Look At Me . . . "
"I want him to look at me and know that I'm not a picture; I'm a person. (http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/27/magazine/how-much-can-restitution-help-victims-of-child-pornography.html?pagewanted=1&_r=4&ref=magazine&pagewanted=all&)"
Amy - Child Victim
In America, the Violence Against Women Act gives victims of child pornography the right to "mandatory" restitution or compensation for the "full amount" of their losses including psychiatric care, lost income and legal costs.
This means that victims are getting compensated for their abuse by anyone who had anything to do with the crimes against them, from the person who took the photos to those who downloaded and viewed them . . . and everyone in between.
The courts will have to decide if this long-overdue justice for victims will have to come from social networking sites - like Facebook (http://vimeo.com/41583927) - that allow the illicit images to be posted.
After all, aren't they as much to blame for the lifetime of pain these children suffer, even as adults?
Through the "Demand Card" system, Men Against Prostitution And Trafficking (http://menapat.org/)(MENAPAT (http://menapat.org/)), the group behind this Cause, has a convenient way for you to send a message directly to Facebook (http://stopchildpornonfacebook.com/) right now. Please take this powerful action (http://stopchildpornonfacebook.com/). We are beginning to get their attention and we must send at least 100,000 "Demand Cards" to Facebook's Menlo Park, California offices.
You can send your card from anywhere in the from this special website (http://stopchildpornonfacebook.com/).
You can also directly support the various projects of MENAPAT. (http://menapat.org/)
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