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"Children are great imitators. So give them something great to imitate." -Anonymous

Children look to us, the adults for guidance and inspiration, they look to us and they see their future. Therefore it us up to us to give them images of hope, leadership, strength and justice.

We give our children two options, violence and hate or peace and love. One only has to look at the images below to see the option we should be giving our children.



These are the results of our failings to our children not the images of children who have been lead by examples of peace and love, but the imitations of violence and hate. What future have we given these children, what misfortunes are their fate?


The face of peace and hope rings true in these children, in their eyes their is a future. Yet all of these children where born into the same world, with the same ability for peace, yet they where not all given the same chance, as their examples to follow where not the same. Let us learn from the error of our ways and give children only examples of peace, love, hope, leadership, strength and justice to imitate!




Cassandra Clifford
Cassandra Clifford

Cassandra Clifford is the Founder and Executive Director of Bridge to Freedom Foundation, which works to enhance and improve the services and opportunities available to survivors of modern slavery. She holds an M.A., International Relations from Dublin City University in Ireland, as well as a B.A., Marketing and A.S., Fashion Merchandise/Marketing from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island.

Cassandra has previously worked in both the corporate and charity sector for various industries and causes, including; Child Trafficking, Learning Disabilities, Publishing, Marketing, Public Relations and Fashion. Currently Cassandra is conducting independent research on the use of rape as a weapon of war, as well as America’s Pimp Culture and its Impact on Modern Slavery. In addition to her many purists Cassandra is also working to develop a series of children’s books.

Cassandra currently resides in the Washington, D.C. metro area, where she also writes for the Examiner, as the DC Human Rights Examiner, and serves as an active leadership member of DC Stop Modern Slavery.

Areas of Focus:
Children's Rights; Human Rights; Conflict