1 in 10 children in the United States will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday. The more than 42 million American survivors of child sexual abuse and child sexual violence, deserve and demand prevention, healing, justice and ACTION.
Hosted by Darkness to Light, a nonprofit committed to empowering adults to end child sexual abuse, Keep Kids Safe is a diverse survivor and child-centered movement engaging communities and leaders to drive holistic federal action and systematic change to keep kids safe from sexual violence. The United States guarantees the fundamental rights of children and adolescents to be safe from sexual violence and access to healing, prevention, and justice.
In 2020, Together for Girls co-launched Keep Kids Safe with Darkness to Light, the National Children’s Alliance, CHILD USA, Prevent Child Abuse America, SNAP, The Army of Survivors, and the Monique Burr Foundation for Children.
In 2021, Keep Kids Safe released the US National Blueprint to End Sexual Violence Against Children and Adolescents, a roadmap that outlines steps the United States federal government can take to prevent sexual violence against children and adolescents, and ensure that those who experience sexual violence have access to healing and justice.
Building an alliance between survivors, leaders, and national organizations to implement practical solutions to end sexual violence against children
Advocating to the administration to prioritize preventing sexual violence and ensuring healing and justice for survivors
Advocating to US Congress to pass comprehensive national legislation to address sexual violence against children
Survivors and allies demand change
The month of April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Child Abuse Prevention Month. Throughout April, the Keep Kids Safe coalition is raising awareness of sexual violence and promoting events that amplify the voices of survivors.
Whether you’re a parent, leader of a youth-focused organization, or coach of a youth sports team, you should know what safeguarding is and why it’s critical to keeping kids safe.
Together for Girls, Darkness to Light, Child USA, and the National Children’s Alliance join forces with a diverse coalition of adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse, advocates, and leading organizations to launch #KeepKidsSafe.
Athlete A reminds us how regularly survivors are ignored and how often they are chastised for reporting an abuser. It reveals how self-interested institutions can themselves turn into cloaks of protection for the most heinous crimes.
The COVID-19 lockdowns around the U.S. have exacerbated what was already a widespread problem gripping our nation: the trapping of children at home with sexual abusers.
The United Nations declares November 18 “World Day for the Prevention of and Healing from Child Sexual Exploitation, Abuse, and Violence”