Actively Stand Up

CACTA believes that we can help and contribute in many other ways in addition to financial help and we ask our beneficiaries to give us actions that we can all get involved with.

Childhood Fractured 

Childhood Fractured is a non-profit humanities-based human rights initiative centered on using contemporary art to prevent the sexual abuse and exploitation of children. Our initiative operates on a multitude of levels. We are fostering civic engagement with regards to individuals and their level of awareness regarding the international epidemic of child sexual abuse. We are challenging them to engage and challenge their communities to do the same. Legislative and macro actions will soon follow. Decisive and swift action is necessary if we are to ensure the psychological, emotional, and physical safety of the children here today and the generations to come  

The foundation of this project is a series of 13 paintings each with a written narrative meant to explore the childhood sexual abuse of artist Allen Vandever. This contemporary artwork functions as a creative interface for the public to be made aware of the realities of childhood sexual abuse told from the male perspective and to foster constructive, critical, and positive dialogues on this topic. The artwork and their respective narratives are currently being compiled into a book. This book will also feature expository writings on the topic of childhood sexual abuse, current medical research, and critical analysis of what we can do as a society in relation to childhood sexual abuse and exploitation. 

Find out more at childhoodfractured.com