Exhibition “Photographers for Protecting Children”

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On June 10-17 we held the city art exhibition “Photographers for Protecting Children”. It was held together with Saint-Petersburg NGO “Stellit” which works for prevention of sexual exploitation of children. Their part of the exhibition (photoes, videos, audio recordings) was devoted to raising public awareness about child sexual exploitation. Photos presented by F2C showed positive ways of interacting with children, how to care for and love children. In order to show the child abuse problem we also presented drawings of children – victims of abuse.

About 300 people visited our exhibition. We received very positive feedback during the exhibition. Here are some extracts from the feedback: “The exhibition made me think about children in difficult life situations, children who suffer from abuse. I think that people should know these stories. It is useful. Thank you”; “I liked positive photos which are bright and full of love. I understood that adults can and must give a child more than toys and sweets. Children are not able to say to adults that they need hugs, attention, praise and days spent together. We are adults, and we are responsible for children’s safety and their well-being”.

To draw even more attention to the problem of violence against children, we held a talk show "What is right and what is wrong in upbringing children". About 30 people: psychologies, representatives of the Church and national communities and parents were involved into discussion. Our trustee Alexey Glazyrin was its moderator. Thanks to the talk show we started a debate on issues of physical and emotional child abuse within families. The main idea of the meeting was “Any abuse is unfair. Any abuse can be prevented”.

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