Tackling child abuse in 2023 part 1: Switzerland

Swiss Child Sexual Abuse

Wrapping up 2023, a multi part series, looking at the universality of states deliberate failure in the face of child sexual abuse. This first part covers Switzerland. Over the coming days until the year end come Belgium, United Kingdom, France, and European institutions.   The public prosecutor When wanting to … Continue reading

Tackling child abuse in 2023 part 2: Belgium

Belgian Child Sexual Abuse in 2023

Wrapping up 2023, a multi part series, looking at the universality of states deliberate failure in the face of child sexual abuse. This second part covers Belgium. To come: United Kingdom, France, and European institutions. The public prosecutor Three times during the course of a year the Belgian courts followed … Continue reading

Identifying and Understanding Revictimization Patterns

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Identifying and Understanding Revictimization Patterns Revictimization is defined as an experience that will be endured repeatedly. For more than four decades, researchers, social workers and therapists have discussed the probability that once a child has been sexually assaulted, s/he is at higher risk for suffering subsequent assaults. David Finkelhor and … Continue reading

How public opinion is manipulated away from the root of Child Sexual Abuse

“Politics are usually the executive expression of human immaturity.“ Vera Brittain (1964) The Rebel Passion: A Short History of Some Pioneer Peace-Makers Meet the EU’s alleged fight against Child Sexual Abuse; its proposed regulation against Online Child Sexual Abuse Material, or short CSAM. journalists, whistleblowers and freedom of speech subject … Continue reading

EIGHT WAYS TO PROVIDE SAFE SPACE FOR A LOVED ONE DEALING WITH SEXUAL TRAUMA

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EIGHT WAYS TO PROVIDE SAFE SPACE FOR A LOVED ONE DEALING WITH SEXUAL TRAUMA “Being a close supporter of a woman actively healing from child sexual abuse can be a challenge,” Ellen Bass and Laura Davis wrote in The Courage to Heal. “While being part of a deep healing process … Continue reading

D-Day for child sexual abuse?

D-Day for child sexual abuse? An opinion piece on an example how our societies around the world fail to deal with child sexual abuse, over and over again, simply for the lack of political and judiciary accountability. “At this historic moment surely not one of us is too busy, too … Continue reading

CONFRONTING THE PERPETRATOR OF CHILD SEXUAL ASSAULT

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CONFRONTING THE PERPETRATOR OF CHILD SEXUAL ASSAULT Thirty-three years ago, I took a drive with my older brother to discuss his exploitation of me between the ages of seven and ten. I handed him a 9-page handwritten letter that was the culminating project of the incest survivor’s group I’d struggled … Continue reading

The scapegoat culture in child sexual abuse: meet Calimero

In child sexual abuse, Men perpetrators abuse the calimero position thanks to false abuse accusations against men. Women perpetrators abuse the calimero position thanks to falsely dismissed women victims.

The scapegoat culture in child sexual abuse: meet Calimero The recent avalanche of child sexual abuse revelations in the press, and the documentary Godvergeten, about how the church and the state still don’t deal with child sexual abuse, remain vivid topics of disgust. It appears the recent revelations of child … Continue reading