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Topic: Human Rights


Catholic Church in Australia links celibacy to child abuse

December 18, 2014 · 

The Catholic Church in Australia on Friday said that obligatory celibacy may have contributed to priests abusing children, and recommended that clergy should be given “psychosexual” training.

In a landmark report, an Australian Catholic Church body dealing with the legacy of child sex abuse added that some church institutions and their leaders turned a blind eye to what was going on for years.

“Obligatory celibacy may also have contributed to abuse in some circumstances,” the Truth, Justice and Healing Council said.

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As nuns face off against traffickers, priests asked to join the fight

December 18, 2014 · 

“In one night, we saved 37 girls,” she said, adding that 10 were minors. The sisters take the women to safety and offer them support and assistance; the women also provide critical information to police, such as names of traffickers and the location of other brothels.

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Bishops call for "zero" tolerance of Human Trafficking

December 18, 2014 · 

UCAN ,Manila The Philippine Catholic bishops’ conference on Monday called for “zero tolerance” of human trafficking, saying failure to actively fight modern slavery could undermine the church. Archbishop Socrates Villegas, president of the bishops’ conference, said “one Filipino victim of human trafficking alone is one victim too many for us as a Christian nation”. In […]

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Philippine bishops call for 'zero tolerance' on human trafficking

December 18, 2014 · 

ucanews.com reporter, Manila Philippines December 8, 2014 The Philippine Catholic bishops’ conference on Monday called for “zero tolerance” of human trafficking, saying failure to actively fight modern slavery could undermine the church. Archbishop Socrates Villegas, president of the bishops’ conference, said “one Filipino victim of human trafficking alone is one victim too many for us […]

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Prison sex scandal shocks Philippines

December 18, 2014 · 

A raid has uncovered drug lords ‘living like kings’ in luxury cells with stripper bars and jacuzzis at the Philippines’ main prison. The sex, drugs and bribery scandal has shocked a country inured to tales of official corruption.
The revelations were headline news Tuesday, a day after police commandos swooped on the infamously crowded Bilibid prison complex to verify reports drug rings were operated from behind bars.

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Int'l group to look into media killings

December 17, 2014 · 

A solidarity mission led by the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) will arrive in the Philippines to look into the status of the Maguindanao massacre case five years after the killings that took the lives of 58 people, including 32 media workers.

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The human rights report card

December 15, 2014 · 

Activists, journalists, teachers, peasants
From July 2010 to November 2014, human rights organization Karapatan counts: 226 extrajudicial killings, 26 victims of enforced disappearances, 104 victims of torture.

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US Senate Torture report on Bush era to cause outrage.

December 9, 2014 · 

By Anthony Zurcher Editor, Echo Chambers Senator Diane Feinstein says the US torture report will be released this week The public has yet to see the Senate Intelligence committee report on the rendition, detention and interrogation practices of the George W Bush administration, so its actual contents are currently the province of rumors and leaks.With […]

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GOVERNMENT TO INVESTIGATE THE KILLING OF AN ANTI-MINING ACTIVIST IN SAMAR

December 4, 2014 · 

“Justice for the killing of Francisco Canayong. Stop extra-judicial killing”, Philippine Misereor Partnership said in a statement seeking government’s immediate investigation of the killing of an anti-mining activists in Salcedo, Eastern Samar. Canayong, was stabbed to death in broad daylight on 1 May 2012 by an unidentified assailant. He is a known active anti-mining activist opposing the mining operations in Salcedo.

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Almost 36m people live in modern slavery – report

December 2, 2014 · 

Nearly 36 million people worldwide, or 0.5% of the world’s population, live as slaves, a survey by anti-slavery campaign group Walk Free says.
The group’s Global Slavery Index says India has the most slaves overall and Mauritania has the highest percentage.

The total is 20% higher than for 2013 because of better methodology.
The report defines slaves as people subject to forced labour, debt bondage, trafficking, sexual exploitation for money and forced or servile marriage.

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