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Self-harming, a consequence of child abuse

| March 2, 2017 at 04:50 pm

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Self-harm can come up as a response to a variety of reasons, and as well as its causes, it can take many physical forms, such as burning, cutting, hair pulling, overdosing, and even poisoning. All of these manifestations of pain may not always be a cry for attention or a suicide attempt, and victims, in many cases, may not even know why they’re doing it. In fact, in many cases, victims do not even realise they’re doing it, as they are “used” to feeling pain and hurt by different sources. (more…)

Sexual Exploitation and the World at Large

| October 14, 2016 at 08:36 am

Child sexual abuse around the world

Not a second goes by without a child being raped, tortured or abused somewhere in the world.  It is estimated, for example, that:

  • In Asia, more than a million children are sexually exploited;
  • India is the Asian country that is the most affected, with at least 400,000 children being subjected to such treatment;
  • In the United States of America, more than 300,000 children are affected by some form of abusive sexual treatment.
  • In South Africa, close to 30,000 children engage in prostitution.

It suffices to say that it is difficult to obtain precise figures on issues like these. Factors Contributing to the Sexual Exploitation of Children Numerous factors contribute the sexual exploitation of minors.  These include:   – Poverty : poor children are more vulnerable than others because they believe that what the exploiters offer is a chance to make a decent living. They quickly lose hope and find they are the perpetual victims of sexual relationships based solely on violence and force. – Sex-trafficking networks:  the development of communication technology (cell phones, the Internet, etc.) permits the rapid spread of information throughout the world.  Consequently, international and cross-border networks of child-traffickers have developed, thereby facilitating the exploitation of children all over the globe.  – Humanitarian crises : caused by armed conflicts or natural catastrophes, such crises aggravate the precarious situation in which children find themselves. Helpless children, sometimes orphans, who struggle day in and day out to survive, are often easy prey for individuals who wish to sexually exploit them. – Worldwide development of the sex industry :such development leads to an increase in the size, shape and scope of sexual exploitation.

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Child trafficking: Use of children

| October 13, 2016 at 09:09 am

Child Trafficking: Use of Children Children are sold for the purposes of sexual exploitation, begging, soliciting, or for forced marriages. They risk themselves in construction work, working in factories, or are employed as domestic servants. Children are given for a substantial sum of money to parents waiting to adopt. The sale of child organs is more and more frequent. To escape their living conditions, some children are ready to sell one of their kidneys for money. The sale of organs represents between 5% and 10% of kidney transplants performed in the world each year.

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What is harmful sexual behaviour?

| October 7, 2016 at 07:05 am

Harmful sexual behaviour

Harmful sexual behaviour includes:

  • using sexually explicit words and phrases
  • inappropriate touching
  • using sexual violence or threats
  • full penetrative sex with other children or adults.

Children and young people who develop harmful sexual behaviour harm themselves and others.

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What is Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)?

| October 6, 2016 at 06:48 am

Female Genital Mutilation - How to make it stop

 

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is the partial or total removal of external female genitalia for non-medical reasons. It’s also known as female circumcision, cutting or sunna.

Religious, social or cultural reasons are sometimes given for FGM. However, FGM is child abuse. It’s dangerous and a criminal offence.

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Child psychologists needed in Fiji to help abuse victims

| May 12, 2016 at 06:23 am

There are urgent calls in Fiji for child psychologists to help deal with an increase in child sexual abuse victims.

Child psychologists

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Child Sexual Abuse Statistics

| January 13, 2016 at 02:35 pm

The prevalence of child sexual abuse is difficult to determine because it is often not reported; experts agree that the incidence is far greater than what is reported to authorities. CSA is also not uniformly defined, so statistics may vary. Statistics below represent some of the research done on child sexual abuse.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Children’s Bureau report Child Maltreatment 2010 found that 9.2% of victimized children were sexually assaulted (page 24).

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Review into child abuse in Jersey finds multiple failings

| November 18, 2015 at 09:16 am

A review into child abuse in Jersey has found multiple failings including a failure by the authorities to identify sexual abuse.

The Independent Chair of the Safeguarding Children Partnership Board investigated the cases of three families in which serious child sexual abuse has occurred during the last ten years.

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What is Pedophilia

| September 11, 2015 at 11:17 am

sexual abuseWhat is considered pedophilia? What are the causes of pedophilia? Pedophilia can be considered as an abnormal or unnatural attraction for minors involving the fantasy and acts related to sexual activity with children. This type of practice is not approved by one of the parties involved. According to the Dutch neurologist Dick Swaab, pedophilia can have different causes:

The problem may be due to brain tumors in the temporal cortex or the hypothalamus of a patient; it can be result of a brain surgery to cure epilepsy, brain infections, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and various types of dementia or brain trauma. However, these cases are rare. Probably in most cases, there are genetic causes as well as the interaction between sex hormones of the fetus and the brain before birth.

A Clinical Trial. All brain studies have been performed with small and unrepresentative samples of pedophiles because most of them know how to control their impulses, do not commit crimes and are either under study. To end with the taboo in that research will probably provide information about the real factors of the problem and about the best way to control impulses and prevent relapse. Thus, much suffering would be prevented for everyone involved.

Other Data. There is a myth that women are not involved in this type of child sexual abuse, however, this is obsolete. Child sexual abuse is often reduced to the cases of mothers who abuse their own children. The victims are mostly girls with an average age of six years. This is usually caused because of poverty, lack of education, psychological problems, psychosis and addiction.

Numbers are also alarming: between 5-25% of girls and 5-15% of boys suffer some form of sexual abuse, usually before the age of 11. Most of these abuses are committed by friends or relatives of the victim. Most of abusers are men and 5-10% are women.

Investigation into Edward Heath child abuse claims to go national

| August 7, 2015 at 07:08 am

Nationally coordinated police inquiry to be set up by end of week, as former brothel keeper denies knowledge of any misconduct by former PM

A nationally coordinated police investigation into claims that the former prime minister Edward Heath sexually abused children is to be set up by the end of the week.

The inquiry will be led by a senior investigating officer who is likely to be appointed from either the Kent, Wiltshire or Hampshire force, all of which are investigating separate allegations that Heath sexually abused children.

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