A message from our Founder, Peter Pelullo:
Once starting the Let Go…Let Peace Come In Foundation and experiencing visits from “110” countries out of 260 in the World (see our ‘You’re Not Alone’ page) and over 3,000 cities worldwide it became extremely clear to me that the life altering experience of childhood sexual abuse has affected men and women from every country throughout the world.
If we were to follow the reported cases of 1 out of 3 girls and 1 out of 5 boys being sexually abused before the age of 18, this would put the number of adult survivors at approximately 1.5 billion out of the 6.7 billion people populating the world. I believe the people that were violated and are still suffering, but not reporting, is much greater than 1.5 billion!
Based on the voluminous amount of visits from around the world to our Foundation’s website I have been inspired to identify a foundation in each of the seven continents to assemble a “World Alliance” for Understanding, Healing and Supporting recovery for adults that suffer the effects of childhood sexual abuse.
Below you will see a map of the seven continents. The assembly of the World Alliance has started with Mr. Peter Saunders founder of the NAPAC in London, the LGLPCI Foundation in North America, Ms. Anuja Gupta founder of the RAHI Foundation in Delhi, India, and Ms. Nikki Wells founder of Survivors Australia in Sydney Australia.
***UPDATE*** on December 15th, 2010 the World Alliance gathered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the USA to hold the first meeting between LGLPCI, NAPAC, RAHI, and Survivors Australia. A new World Alliance website will be established shortly and our next meeting will be held in London and will hopefully include partner organizations from South America and Africa.
The 7 Continents are:
Asia – RAHI Foundation
Australia - Survivors Australia
Europe – National Association for People Abused as Children (NAPAC)
North America – Let Go…Let Peace Come In Foundation
We welcome all similar type organizations in the remaining continents of South America, Africa, Australia, and Antarctica to join with our three organizations to form our World Alliance. The mandate of the World Alliance is as follows:
1. To bring awareness as to the effects of how the sexual abuse affected our entire life from childhood through adulthood.
2. Asking survivors to post a photo (childhood photo or whatever you feel comfortable with) and caption (see Let Go…Let Peace Come In) so the world organization can demonstrate the real global pandemic numbers for the following reasons:
a. Help create change in the healthcare systems globally to cover trauma therapy sessions for each survivor.
b. To educate societies to see how “significant” the problem is throughout the world.
c. The more survivors that post will give us not only the momentum but also the picture of need to raise the necessary capital to support “one” survivor at a time on their journey.
d. Over the next decade the more adult survivors that post will show children of the future they’re not alone so they will seek recovery much earlier and save themselves from decades of havoc!
3. Raising capital throughout the world to help survivors receive trauma therapy sessions to connect how the sexual abuse altered their adult lives.
4. Work to have a “World Day” recognized for adult survivors through the medium of Radio, Print, and TV!
We will continue to post the new foundations as we assemble them and complete the representation in each of the seven continents. Our long-term goal is to have representation in each of the 260 countries on Earth and then follow through with one organization in each of the 44,682 cities worldwide. While a mammoth undertaking, I believe it is a most needed one. If we just take the statistics of the reported cases, the sexual abuse of a child and its impact to an adult’s life one could equate this abuse as the worst affliction to the human race......greater than even world hunger!
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