GALA FOR CHILD PROTECTION

By Vincent Lyn

Here with my fiance attending the Gala for Child Protection

Tuesday May 24, my fiance and I were invited by Four Time Golden Globe Nominee, Emmy Award Winning Actor Armand Assante to a fund raising black tie event held at Cipriani’s in NYC. It was the Gala for Child Protection — International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children. An alarming statistic that one million children go missing every year.

IMEC is an organization that makes the world a safer place for children by tackling complex issues related to missing children, child sexual abuse, and child sexual exploitation. The vulnerability of missing children is terrifying, the ways children are abused are horrifying, and the exploitation of children by adults is heart-wrenching. We know these terrible situations impact children from every ethnicity, religion, and income level, at every age, in every nation. Failure to protect children is the failure of our society as a whole. and each of us has a social, intellectual, and moral imperative to do what we can to make the world safer for children.

It was an extremely poignant and emotional evening with a beautiful and resonating opening performance by Radhika Vekaria a fellow Grammy Member and Winner of the Global Peace Song Awards 2018.

Here with Radhika Vekaria Winner of the Global Peace Song Awards 2018

Master of Ceremony Kate Snow, Anchor of NBC Nightly News Sunday
Award-Winning Senior National Correspondent for NBC News opened the event as we all took a moment of silence for the 19 children and 2 teachers who were brutally killed in the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.

Kate Snow Award-Winning Senior National Correspondent for NBC

Champion for Children Award was awarded to Caroline Humer International Child Protection Expert and responsible for designing the Amber Alert that has delivered more than one billion Amber Alert impressions to 180 million U.S internet devices.

Caroline Humer International Child Protection Expert

HONORING:

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

The Honorable Ron Wyden
U.S. Senator

PARTNER IN PROTECTION

A.S. Roma
European Football League

EVERYDAY HERO AWARD

Manoj Abraham, India Police Service, Additional Director General of Police Kerala, India

EVERYDAY HERO AWARD

Carlos Gamarra, Attaché, Homeland Security Investigations, U.S. Embassy — Guatemala

EVERYDAY HERO AWARD

Detective Lawrence Okoth, Directorate of Criminal Investigations, Kenya

LEGACY TRIBUTE

Dr. Franz B. Humer
Ret. Chair, ICMEC Board of Directors

It was an honor to be in the company of like-minded individuals all doing amazing work for the protection of children. Its tireless work but child protection is part of the safeguarding process. It focuses on protecting individual children identified as suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. Therefore it is every adult and parents priority to safeguard and protect our children. The event raised $120,000 dollars to IMEC — International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children.

Vincent Lyn

CEO/Founder at We Can Save Children

International Human Rights Commission

Director of Creative Development at African Views Organization

Economic & Social Council at United Nations

Editor in Chief at Wall Street News Agency

Rescue & Recovery Specialist at International Confederation of Police & Security Experts

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Vincent Lyn

Vincent Lyn

CEO-We Can Save Children. Director Creative Development-African Views Organization, ECOSOC at United Nations. International Human Rights Commission (IHRC)