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We Stand Together Lip Sync Challenge | National Child Abuse Prevention

April 22, 2016

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The Georgia Center for Child Advocacy (GCCA) announced today the launch of its #WeStandTogether Lip Sync Challenge, an initiative focused on empowering survivors of childhood abuse and their supporters to lend their voices to children who feel like they don’t have one. As its name indicates, the Lip Sync Challenge encourages everyone to raise awareness for the cause by recording themselves lip-syncing a song of support on the musical.ly app and sharing that tune via the hashtag #WeStandTogether. The effort kicked off with a powerful video featuring child actors Owen Vaccaro and Ava Zagoria lip-syncing to Rachel Platten’s current hit “Stand By You.”

Watch "#WeStandTogether Lip Sync Challenge"

 

The campaign aligns with National Child Abuse Prevention Month, which takes place in April every year.

WeStandTogether Lip Sync ChallengeWeStandTogether Lip Sync ChallengeCourtesy of The Georgia Center for Child Advocacy

Facts about child abuse:

  • One in 10 children will be sexually abused
  • 1,580 children died from abuse and neglect in 2014
  • A report of child abuse is made every ten seconds
  • Child protection agencies receive more than 3.6 million referrals every year involving more than 6.6 million children
  • The U.S. has one of the worst records among industrialized nations — losing on average between four and seven children every day to abuse