PARKERSBURG W.Va, (WTAP)- The second annual Child Abuse Awareness Rally event had state politicians, supporters, and survivors of child abuse and sexual assault.
One of the key elements that organizers wanted to make clear with this event is that it is okay to talk about abuse and to help give a voice to those who are unable to speak for themselves.
“I know firsthand, being a survivor myself, that a lot of times, victims don’t feel that they have a voice and that’s why I created this,” explains Anna Cunningham, a coordinator of the rally.
“This is a great gathering for people to speak up for the voiceless. That means standing up against child abuse, sexual abuse. A lot of the work that we’ve been doing in our office is trying to stand up for the people who can’t stand up for themselves,” says guest speaker and West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey.
The event lasted from 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Parkersburg City Park.