Everyday Victim Blaming

challenging institutional disbelief around domestic & sexual violence and abuse

child sexual abuse

CSE is not self-harm

During a meeting where were discussing the definition of self-harm (I work in Mental health) someone who works with young people said that ‘you could say that CSE is a form of self-harm’. This is my response to that. No CSE is not self-harm. Saying CSE is a form of self-harm is dangerous, it places more »

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Neil Deller: Men who view images of children being sexually abused are high risk perpetrators

Neil Deller received a community order, will have to attend an “internet sex offender treatment programme”, and “five-year sexual harm prevention order under which his internet activity is controlled and monitored”. Deller pled guilty to seven offences “involving downloading and possession of child porn”. He was found in possession of “3,500 images and videos of child more »

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.@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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#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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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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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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