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KUSA - Members of an advocacy group are marching to the Denver courthouse to raise awareness for child abuse.

Supporters of the cause will be rallying in about 300 other cities Monday as a part of Million March Against Child Abuse.

Through the demonstrations, the proponents will protest for more prevention and tougher federal and state laws to report and prosecute cases.

Christine Robinson, a mother of an abuse victim, says it's important for people to advocate for children.

"You need to speak up for the children," Robinson said. "They can't speak for themselves. That's ... how child abuse happens. If they could speak up for themselves, we wouldn't have as big of an issue in the United States as we do."

According to Childhelp, a national organization for the prevention and treatment of child abuse, five children die every day from abuse-related deaths in the United States.

For more information about the march, visit their Facebook page, http://on.fb.me/ZHO0R9.

Rose Heaphy contributed to this article.