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September, 2017

Pope Francis addresses violence against women on Colombia visit

September 11, 2017 ·  By Latin America & Caribbean for

Many hope that Pope Francis can help bring a lasting peace to Colombia

Pope Francis has condemned “verbal and physical violence towards women” and called for “respect” while addressing large crowds on a visit to Colombia. The Argentine pontiff, the first Pope to visit the country in over three decades, said that the Bible celebrates women who are strong and influential. “How many women, in silence, have persevered […]


Prosecutors in education call as number of child-on-child sex offences grow

September 8, 2017 ·  By ress Association for

The number of cases involving a child committing a sexual offence against another child aged 17 or under reported to prosecutors has risen by more than a third in four years.

The figures rose from 224 in 2011/12 to 300 in 2015/16, a 34% increase, according to the Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) statistics. Meanwhile, the number of people aged 17 or under accused of sexual offending has risen by 21% over the same period, from 350 to 422. Prosecutors said too many of […]


Ex-Catholic priest Adrian Van Klooster jailed over child sex abuse drawings

September 8, 2017 ·  By Tim Clarke for

Adrian Van Klooster.

A retired Catholic priest, with a past history of sex abuse against children, has been jailed for a year after disturbing illustrations of children being abused by adults and other children were found on a CD at his home. Adrian Van Klooster, 75, was already a reportable sex offender and on the national paedophile register […]


Report: More video found in child abuse case against surgeon

September 8, 2017 ·  By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SANTA CRUZ, Calif for

FILE - In this June 28, 2017 file photo, Jay Rorty, at left, attorney for neurosurgeon James Kohut, center, speaks during a bail hearing for Kohut in Santa Cruz, Calif. Prosecutors say additional video footage has been discovered in the case of Kohutand two nurses in jail awaiting trial on charges of operating a child-sex ring. (Dan Coyro/Santa Cruz Sentinel via AP, File)

Prosecutors say additional video footage has been discovered in the case of a brain surgeon and two nurses in jail awaiting trial on charges of operating a child-sex ring. The Santa Cruz Sentinel reported ( ) Thursday that a prosecutor told a judge the case is expanding. Prosecutor Steven Moore declined to release the […]


The UN List of Child Killing Nations

September 8, 2017 · 


The UN List of Child Killing Nations Fr. Shay Cullen 8 September 2017 Ali is a seven-year old boy. He lies with his head bandaged, a needle stuck in his arm and he is breathing with great difficulty. He is close to death lying in a makeshift shelter that is an emergency field clinic in Yemen […]


4 arrested, charged in case of alleged child abuse

September 7, 2017 ·  By Natalie Dreier, Cox Media Group National Content Desk for


ALBION, N.Y. – Three adults in New York state are behind bars, accused of what is being called one of the worst cases of child abuse county officials have seen in recent years. The investigation started when the alleged victim escaped from a home in Albion and ran to a neighbor’s house, the Oswego County’s […]


Rotherham child sexual abuse: ‘No-one’s fault at council’

September 7, 2017 ·  By Sheffield & South Yorkshire for

Rotherham Council commissioned six reports in the wake of Prof Alexis Jay's findings

No legal or disciplinary proceedings should be brought against any current or former senior officers at Rotherham Council over its handling of child sexual exploitation, a report has said. The failure to tackle the problem was “not the fault of any one person” but was the result of “multiple and systemic failures”, the report found. […]


Killing of young people in Caloocan alarms senators

September 7, 2017 ·  By Julliane Love De Jesus - Reporter for

Left and right, Senators Sonny Angara and JV Ejercito. INQUIRER FILES

Two senators have expressed alarm over the killing of another teenager in Caloocan City, barely two days after the death of 17-year-old Kian delos Santos on Aug. 16 that sparked public outrage. Senator Sonny Angara on Monday denounced the “execution type of killing” of 19-year-old Carl Angelo Arnaiz in Caloocan City last Aug. 18. In […]


UK approved £283m of arms sales to Saudis after airstrike on Yemen funeral

September 6, 2017 ·  By Alice Ross for

A funeral hall where 140 people died after an airstrike by Saudi-led forces in October 2016 in Sana’a. Photograph: Hani Mohammed/AP

Campaigners say Britain should have halted weapons exports after attack that caused international outrage The British government approved £283m of arms sales to Saudi Arabia in the six months after a Saudi airstrike on a funeral that killed scores of people and was criticised by the UN, figures reveal. The airstrike, on 8 October 2016, […]


South Asia floods kill 1,200 and shut 1.8 million children out of school

September 5, 2017 ·  By Haroon Siddique and agencies for


Hundreds dead in India, Nepal and Bangladesh, while millions have been forced from their homes and 18,000 schools shut down across the region Heavy monsoon rains have brought Mumbai to a halt for a second day as the worst floods to strike south Asia in years continued to exact a deadly toll. More than 1,200 […]

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