British actor walks across Europe.

British actor walks across Europe. Would draw attention to child sexual abuse

02/04/2014
Walk has already passed the Benelux, Scandinavia, Baltic States and neighboring Poland, Czech Republic and Austria. From 30 January is a British actor Matthew McVarish in Slovakia. Refrain with us six days.

Matthew Mc Varish is an author, musician, actor and activist organization Stop the Silence. In Britain and Australia is famous for theater, radio and television. Featured in the BBC children’s program “Me too”.
Matthew Mc Varish is an author, musician, actor and activist organization Stop the Silence. In Britain and Australia is famous for theater, radio and television. Featured in the BBC children’s program “Me too”.
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Thursday 30 January came to Slovakia British actor, author and musician Matthew McVarish. Matthew is the ambassador of the organization “Stop the Silence” (Stop the Silence) and the Journey for Change campaign, which highlights the problem of sexual violence against children.

Matthew McVarish their march unusually attention to the problem of child sexual abuse, which was previously exposed himself. On the way is the eighth month, and day passes about 40 miles. With minimal backgrounds residential deliveries travels on foot through the countries of the European Union, liaise with NGOs and inform officials of the urgency of the problem.

The main objective of the campaign is to change the attitude towards assessment of these acts, in particular the abolition of the limitation period. That many of the victims reported the crime late culprits remain unpunished and often continue to work with children. United Kingdom has abolished the limitation period for all crimes with sexual overtones. A victim can report them and with the passage of decades.

Matthew McVarish during visit to Slovakia will meet with representatives of the Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Family, with non-profit organizations that are dedicated to the issue of sexual violence and the Authority Ombudsman.

In the area of ​​prevention and intervention in various problem areas of children and young people active in Slovakia and Child Line in the Slovak Committee for UNICEF. Clients are provided expert advice on the distance line 16111 as well as the establishment of a European special line for search and sexually abused children by calling 16000th

Translated from Slovak

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