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child sexual abuse

#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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#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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Associated Press will no longer be using the term ‘child prostitute’

We are very pleased to see that Associated Press now recommends that writers not use the word ‘prostitute’ to refer to children or teenagers who are forced into sexual exploitation following successful campaigning by the Human Rights Project for Girls (@Rights4Girls). There is no such thing as a ‘child prostitute’, ‘teenage prostitute’ or ‘underage sex worker’. more »

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UN: “Sex with children is prohibited”

We’d like to say we’re shocked by this poster at a UN compound in South Sudan, but we’re not. It is no different to many other poster campaigns created by police forces across the globe: minimisation of language and failure to name the problem. Perpetrators. Perpetrators of sexual abuse, rape and murder in war zones more »

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Defining Consent: The Case of Jennifer Staines

We have seen a number of discussions of the case of Jennifer Staines, 23, who was convicted of sexual assault by deception by creating a fake social media presence as a man and pursuing sexual relationships with three girls. We have seen numerous discussions refer to this case as ‘sex by deception’, despite the fact that more »

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.@BBCSport confuses child sexual abuse with throwing a football game.

This is how @BBCSport chose to advertise their article on Adam Johnson’s conviction for child sexual offences.  Things which constitute a fail from grace in sports: taking illegal substances or throwing a game. Things which constitute criminal acts: the sexual abuse of a child. Things which are not the same: the sexual abuse of a more »

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Hypocrisy of media in dealing with child sexual abuse

This image speaks for itself:   Note: Why we do not use the term paedophile … It has become clear that the term ‘paedophile’ is now most commonly used to collectively describe child sexual abusers. It seems to refer to a type of abuser – usually one who is abusing children outside of the familial more »

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The lack of morality in the beautiful game

Hello, as EVB’s roving sports reporter it’s impossible for me not to cover the Adam Johnson child rape trial. For those of you who don’t know Adam Johnson is a footballer who plays for his hometown team of Sunderland AFC. Now it’s no secret here that I’m a complete Newcastle United fanatic, as I am more »

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Bristol Post call child sexual abuse a “sex romp”

The Bristol Post have joined the Bath Chronicle in referring to the sexual abuse of a child as a “sex romp”. Despite the fact that John Harrasin-Worgan had pled “guilty to three charges of having sexual activity with a child … (and) causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity”, the Bristol Post thinks more »

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