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These photos show children being crucified to confront abuse

A Facebook photo from last year aims to show that children should have the right to report their abuses and seek protection.
A Facebook photo from last year aims to show that children should have the right to report their abuses and seek protection.
Facebook via Saudis in USA

Children are often told to confront their fears head on. But, sometimes, their fears are too big to face alone.

Last year, the nonprofit organization Saudis in USA posted a Facebook image that showed children crucified on the backs of their oppressors. Specifically, the images show children crucified on the backs of representations of child abuse issues, like pedophilia, sexual abuse, war, trafficking, weaponry violence and obesity.

Take a look at the photo below:

"The first image refers to pedophilia in the Vatican. Second child sexual abuse in tourism in Thailand, and the third...

Posted by Saudis in USA on Sunday, May 4, 2014

“The first image refers to pedophilia in the Vatican. Second child sexual abuse in tourism in Thailand, and the third refers to the war in Syria,” Saudis in the USA wrote on Facebook. “The fourth image refers to the trafficking of organs on the black market, where most of the victims are children from poor countries; fifth refers to weapons free in the U.S. And finally, the sixth image refers to obesity, blaming the big fast food companies.”

The photo was a part of “The Untouchables” series by Cuban artist Erick Ravelo, which aimed to show that children have the right to report their abuses and seek protection from others.

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Herb Scribner is a writer for Deseret News National. Send him an email at hscribner@deseretdigital.com or follow him on Twitter @herbscribner.