Browsing All Posts filed under »sex abuse«

Girls face ‘sexting’ threat from peers

May 17, 2012

0

A report commissioned by the NSPCC, conducted in collaboration with King’s College London, reveals the level that ‘sexting’ has reached among teenagers, with schoolgirls facing increasing pressure to provide sexually explicit pictures of themselves, a threat that appears to come from friends and peers rather than strangers. Professor Rosalind Gill, from the Department of Culture, […]

Let’s Empower Teachers to Fight Sex Trafficking

May 9, 2012

0

Reblogged from Survivors Connect NetworkIn Holly Austin Smith, sex work, trafficking, trauma on 2012/05/09 Traffickers specifically target school-age boys and girls not only because children are preferred by the buyers but because children are deemed easier to manipulate and control. I know this because I was once one of those kids, lured away from home at […]

Moldova: Castration Law Enacted

March 7, 2012

0

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESSPublished: March 6, 2012 Men convicted of sexually abusing children in Moldova will be castrated under legislation enacted Tuesday. Parliament approved the new law, to become effective July 1, after lawmakers said the impoverished nation was attracting pedophiles from the West. Courts could also impose chemical castration on those found guilty of […]

Ten Facts About Prostitution

February 11, 2012

0

ourtesy of the Demand Change! campaign. Download a sheet on Myths and Facts, and a Job Description for prostitution, (courtesy of End Prostitution Now). FACT 1: Prostitution is not an issue of ‘choice’. Many women ‘choose’ to enter prostitution through lack of choice and a large number are coerced by pimps or traffickers. 75% of […]

Rape: A horrific global phenomenon

January 31, 2012

0

VERONICA PULUMBARIT, GMA News January 29, 2012 This is the first in a monthly series of articles about Violence Against Women. Many Filipinos abroad become victims or rape and other sexual abuses. Disseminating information about gender-based violence is a way of empowering women. Rape, one of the worst human rights violations, happens everywhere. The stories […]

Rape: A horrific global phenomenon

January 31, 2012

0

VERONICA PULUMBARIT, GMA News January 29, 2012 This is the first in a monthly series of articles about Violence Against Women. Many Filipinos abroad become victims or rape and other sexual abuses. Disseminating information about gender-based violence is a way of empowering women. Rape, one of the worst human rights violations, happens everywhere. The stories […]

ZAMBIA: Chinese Underage Sex Scandal Sparks Emotive Debate

January 31, 2012

0

By Lewis Mwanangombe Daliu, 46, a carpenter from China never imagined himself in the dreadful confines of a stinking and overcrowded Zambian jail where conditions are so terrible that they lead to gastronomic disorders and skin diseases within days of confinement. But that is how the dice has fallen for Zhang and three other expatriate […]

ZAMBIA: Chinese Underage Sex Scandal Sparks Emotive Debate

January 31, 2012

1

By Lewis Mwanangombe Daliu, 46, a carpenter from China never imagined himself in the dreadful confines of a stinking and overcrowded Zambian jail where conditions are so terrible that they lead to gastronomic disorders and skin diseases within days of confinement. But that is how the dice has fallen for Zhang and three other expatriate […]

For men and boys, a silver lining amid sex abuse scandals

January 30, 2012

0

By Jessica Ravitz, CNNJanuary 30, 2012 Groups that help male sex abuse victims have seen Web traffic and hotline calls increase since the Sandusky scandal broke (CNN) — Advocates and therapists for survivors of male sex abuse say the recent scandals at Penn State and elsewhere may help men who were abused as children, and […]

For men and boys, a silver lining amid sex abuse scandals

January 30, 2012

0

By Jessica Ravitz, CNNJanuary 30, 2012 Groups that help male sex abuse victims have seen Web traffic and hotline calls increase since the Sandusky scandal broke (CNN) — Advocates and therapists for survivors of male sex abuse say the recent scandals at Penn State and elsewhere may help men who were abused as children, and […]

Finding hope after sexual abuse

January 26, 2012

0

Help available through local centresBy Michael Peeling, Your Brant Connection26/01/2012 Jan Vanderstelt poses with his sculpture Hope, which is inscribed with a number of phrases commonly used by abuse victims. MICHAEL PEELING/YOUR BRANT CONNECTION BRANTFORD – Jan Vanderstelt doesn’t accept the idea that, as a victim of abuse, he can’t thrive and live “a normal […]

Dealing with child-on-child sex abuse not one size fits all

January 8, 2012

0

NEW YORK (AP) – Recent high-profile cases of child sex abuse have roused national revulsion against the adults who perpetrated them. Rarely mentioned is the sobering statistic that more than one-third of the sexual abuse of America’s children is committed by other minors. For many of the therapists and attorneys who deal with them, these […]

Why Clare’s Law won’t prevent domestic violence

July 25, 2011

0

Improving the police response to victims and helping them leave violent relationships is the best way to stop abusers Lucy Reed guardian.co.uk, Friday 22 July 2011 Victims of domestic violence need police protection and support rather than the information proposed in “Sarah’s Law”, says Lucy Reed. Photograph: Jim Wileman  Although the government launched a plan […]

Why Clare’s Law won’t prevent domestic violence

July 25, 2011

0

Improving the police response to victims and helping them leave violent relationships is the best way to stop abusers Lucy Reed guardian.co.uk, Friday 22 July 2011 Victims of domestic violence need police protection and support rather than the information proposed in “Sarah’s Law”, says Lucy Reed. Photograph: Jim Wileman  Although the government launched a plan […]