Kids behind bars
Today, there are an estimated 20,000 children imprisoned in the Philippines alone - Fr Shay Cullen who rescued six year old Rosie from prison reveals the extent of this misery.
5 year old Rosie behind bars in jail in Olongapo City,
Philippines Photo © Fr Shay Cullen
Fr Shay Cullen used his camera as an agent of justice when he found Rosie crying for her mother in a jail in Olongapo city. He took her photo and demanded that she be set free - this haunting iconic photograph documents that defining moment. It was a moment of despair to witness the circumstance of the poor and dispossessed, but also a moment of hope with the knowledge that his action secured the child’s release.
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- Fr Shay Cullen
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- Chris Rogers - Investigative Journalist
- CNN / ITV News
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