Everyday Victim Blaming

challenging institutional disbelief around domestic & sexual violence and abuse

May, 2016

.@BBC misusing the term ‘child porn’. Again.

“Glee actor Mark Salling charged over child porn possession” We have filed a formal complaint with the BBC about their use of the term ‘child porn’ in yet another headline. These are the facts of the case: Former Glee actor Mark Salling has been formally charged with two counts of receiving and possessing images of more »

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#PredatoryPeacekeepers – the importance of naming the problem (content note)

We were very pleased to see Cathy Newman cover the sexual abuse of vulnerable children perpetrated by UN peacekeeping troops in the Central African Republic and elsewhere: ….There were no fewer than 99 allegations of sexual abuse and exploitation by the “blue helmets” – as UN military personnel are nicknamed – last year, and there more »

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Predatory peacekeepers and child protection, time for the UN to think globally? ~ Campaign statement

Predatory peacekeepers and child protection, time for the UN to think globally? ~ Campaign statement A few weeks ago the UN adopted resolution 2272 which calls for the repatriation of peacekeeping units where soldiers face allegations of sexual abuse. This resolution is the first passed by the Security Council to tackle predatory peacekeepers. This was an more »

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In the News: #predatorypeacekeepers

This week’s In the News was collated by Media Diversified’s #predatorypeacekeepers campaign When African children’s lives matter, perhaps ours will too by Guilaine Kinouani A few weeks ago, the AIDS-Free World’s Code Blue campaign, a Canadian AIDS charity, published a damming report which contained some highly troubling allegations. The charity alleged that UN and French troops in the more »

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#predatorypeacekeeprs: Action to address Sexual Exploitation and Abuse of Children

(cross -posted from #PredatoryPeacekeepers  created by Media Diversified)   We need your help to amplify the voices of those protesting on May 29th about the UN’s #PredatoryPeacekeepers Please help by clicking this link and supporting the campaign against French Troops and UN peacekeepers who have abused hundreds of children in Central African Republic and elsewhere This more »

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“What fathers think of their daughters boyfriends” meme is simply misogynistic

This video was sent to us by one of our supporters. Her comments are below the video. These types of memes are shared as ‘oh-so-hilarious’ jokes. But, there is nothing funny about men who make jokes about controlling their daughters by preventing them from entering consensual relationships. Men who raise their daughters in a house more »

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We need to tackle the victim blaming culture that perpetuates child sex abuse by Siobhan Fention

Following high profile cases, such as the inquiry into career and crimes of TV presenter Jimmy Savile, police have been overwhelmed with reports of child sex abuse. New figures show that cases are now being reported at a rate of 100 a month; by 2020, police anticipate that they will be investigating a staggering 200,000 cases. That news, however, more »

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A WOMAN’S STORY – a personal experience of the criminal justice system

We highly recommend this article: A Woman’s Story – My Personal Experience of going through the Policing and Criminal Justice System after being raped. Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre released this statement in conjunction: Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre has been honoured to work together with a woman who has used our services on A Woman’s Story. The woman, more »

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In the News 14.5-20.5

What makes revenge porn such a sinister crime by @EvaWiseman It is a year since revenge porn became a crime. Last week a father was arrested after posting pictures of women online (including one who was pregnant, and doctored photos of a 15-year-old girl), commenting underneath one that he would “pay £100 to rape her”. Despite Women’s more »

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