Miss Universe Aruba Voice for Change 2023

Step into the empowering world of Miss Universe Aruba, Karol Croes, as she courageously shares her personal journey, navigating the challenges of divorce and emerging as a beacon of hope for children's well-being.

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Explore Miss Universe Aruba Karol Croes' impactful journey as a child of divorce, now advocating for children's well-being. In this video, she addresses the emotional toll, risks, and the importance of co-parenting while sharing her triumphant story of resilience.


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Empowering Lives: Miss Universe Aruba's Journey and Advocacy for Child Well-being

In this compelling video, Karol Croes, the 72nd Miss Universe Aruba delegate, shares her personal journey as a child of divorced parents and the impactful advocacy she has embraced. Karol's powerful story unfolds as she discusses the challenges she faced, losing her childhood and taking on the responsibility of caring for her younger sister at a tender age.

1. A Journey Through Adversity:

Karol reflects on the turbulent period of her life, navigating through the instability and insecurity that arose from her parents' divorce. As she opens up about her experience, she sheds light on the universal struggles faced by children of divorced parents.

2. The Call for Attention:

Miss Universe Aruba urges viewers to pay attention to the rights of all children, emphasizing the widespread impact divorce has on the well-being of the younger generation.

3. SDG Focus: Good Health & Well-being:

Karol aligns her advocacy with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 3 - "Health," emphasizing that good health goes beyond physical well-being, extending to emotional and mental health.

4. Unveiling Disturbing Statistics:

The video delves into eye-opening statistics, revealing that 1 in 3 marriages fail, exposing many children to the challenges of divorce. Despite increased societal acceptance, research shows that the effects on children persist.

5. Beyond Acceptance: Identifying Risks:

Karol highlights the often unnoticed risks children of divorced parents face, from innocuous behavioral problems to more severe issues like substance abuse, early sexual activity, aggression, vandalism, and delinquency.

6. The Impact of Parental Conflict:

The video underscores the significant risk posed by conflict between parents, emphasizing the harm and trauma it inflicts on children. Tension and insecurity can have lasting effects on a child's overall well-being.

7. The Importance of Co-Parenting:

Karol offers a heartfelt message to parents, stressing the importance of building a positive relationship with ex-partners for the sake of their children. Despite the emotional challenges, fostering a healthy co-parenting dynamic is crucial.

8. Triumph Over Challenges:

Karol shares her triumphant journey of overcoming adversity, emerging as a strong, resilient woman with a clear vision for the future. Her resilience serves as an inspiration for others facing similar challenges.

9. Advocacy in Action: Collaborating with Plan di Mayor:

Post-challenge, Karol collaborates with Plan di Mayor in Aruba, dedicating herself to empowering youth. Through talks with teenagers, she imparts tools of self-expression, self-love, and self-empowerment, aiming to help them overcome personal traumas.

10. A Continuing Voice:

Miss Universe Aruba concludes with a powerful commitment—to continue being a voice for children and youth seeking understanding and acknowledgment. Her advocacy is a beacon of hope for those in search of support and recognition.

Join Karol Croes on this impactful journey of resilience, empowerment, and advocacy for the well-being of children and youth. Together, let's foster positive change and create a world where every voice is heard and every child thrives.