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Violence and child abuse, red alert in Sri Lanka

August 3, 2012 ·  , Melani Manel Perera, Colombo (AsiaNews via CNUA),-red-alert-in-Sri-Lanka-25366.html

Colombo (AsiaNews) – It is red alert in Sri Lanka as incidents of violence, rapes and child abuse continues to grow: from January 2012, 975 cases were registered by the police and 20 thousand complaints received by the National Child Protection Authority (NCPA). One of the last episodes that made headlines, concerns a 13 year […]


Prostitution in the Philippines – a time for change

July 30, 2012 ·  By Fr James McTavish, FMVD

More than ever before, prostitution has become institutionalized, organized, and globalized (i.e. through trafficking and the internet). If we look at the streets around us we see the explosion in budget hotels which are so clean but not so good, the all pervasive sight of girly bars and the numerous high class clubs and establishments […]


Report Details History of Abuse in Australian Military

June 28, 2012 ·  By Matt Siegel,

SYDNEY, Australia — newly released documents detail numerous cases of physical and sexual abuse of minors in Australia’s armed forces dating back to the 1950s, prompting Prime Minister Julia Gillard on Friday to raise the possibility of a high-level public inquiry.  The cases are described in a confidential report commissioned by the Australian military last year and […]


AUSTRALIA : Sex sells but we are selling out our children

June 25, 2012 ·  By Melinda Tankard Reist

Ever feel like you’re living in a giant porn theme park? Billboards dominate public space with hyper-sexualised messages. Buses are painted with semi-naked women. There are pole-dancing themes in shop-fronts, porn mags next to the lollies at the petrol station counter, T-shirts in youth surf shops depicting S&M and Playboy bunnies on everything from girls  […]


Migrant women treated like slaves

June 9, 2012 ·  By Nguyen Hung,

Hanoi (AsiaNews) – Thousands of Vietnamese women who immigrate to Malaysia full of hope for a brighter future and better wages find themselves instead victims of abuse, exploitation and prostitution. About 100,000 Vietnamese work in the Muslim country, 60 per cent women, mostly from the poorer regions of Vietnam. They are not very educated and […]


Many thanks from all at PREDA on the success of the "Run for Freedom"

May 11, 2012 ·  By Philip Cribbin

Just under 300 people ran, jogged and walked on April the 28th in the Phoenix Park to show their solidarity with the children being rescued on a continuous basis by the team at PREDA.


Melissa Woodward: A Sex Slave's Story

April 3, 2012 ·  By Zsa Zsa Palagyi, The 700 Club,

Melissa grew up with dreams of being a police officer and a mother, but a family member of hers had other plans. In the late 1980s, this individual groomed Melissa to be a sex slave in the Dallas/Ft.Worth area. He physically abused and sexually molested her until the age of 12 and then began selling Melissa to other men.


"Run for Freedom" with Damien Dempsey and Catherina McKiernan

March 13, 2012 · 

PREDA’s “Run for Freedom” with musician Damien Dempsey and athletics legend Catherina McKiernan on Saturday 28th April, 2012 in the Phoenix Park. The “RUN FOR FREEDOM” will take place in the Phoenix Park on Saturday April 28th at 1pm with registration also accepted from 11am on the morning of the run.


Clerical Abuse of Children Must Be Rooted Out

March 1, 2012 ·  By Fr. Shay Cullen

The conference recently held at the Vatican’s Gregorian University brought together cardinals, bishops, priests from over 100 countries and the heads of thirty-three religious orders to tackle the sexual abuse of children by catholic priests.


Alleged child sex abuse victim speaks out at Vatican

February 7, 2012 ·  By CNN Wire Staff

An Irish woman who detailed her own harrowing experience of child sexual abuse at the hands of a priest spoke out during a Vatican symposium on Tuesday, telling church officials that an apology was not enough. “Those fingers that would abuse my body the night before were the next morning holding and offering me the […]

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