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3:15 PM prayer in brief:
Pray for God to stop 1 child from being molested today.
Pray for God to stop 1 child molestation happening now.
Pray for God to rescue 1 child from sexual slavery.
Pray for God to save 1 girl from genital circumcision.
Pray for God to stop 1 girl from becoming a child-bride.
If you have the faith pray for 100 children rather than one.
Give Thanks. There is more to this prayer here

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Wednesday, 19 October 2016

How Child Sexual Abuse is Tackled Around the World

BBC

Earlier this month, Indonesia passed controversial laws authorising chemical castration in an attempt to put an end to paedophilia.

The law was championed by President Joko Widodo who said Indonesia could "wipe out" sexual abuse with the new policy.

You're dreaming President Widodo, evil can't be legislated out of existence, but at least you're trying.

The Indonesian Doctors Association called the plan unethical, but Indonesia is not the first country to come up with a scheme to prevent paedophilia.

Here's how some other countries around the world are trying to put an end to child sexual abuse.


Russia, Poland and South Korea

If President Joko Widodo's new law came as a shock to some, countries including Russia, Poland and South Korea already use chemical castration as a preventative measure.

Chemical castration is the use of drugs to reduce sex drive and libido, without sterilization or removing organs.

In these three countries the procedure is used on those found guilty of child sexual abuse.

Chemical castration has also been trialed in Sweden, and also in Portuguese prisons.

In Russia, I believe it is voluntary, although a law was proposed a year ago to make it forcible, I'm not aware if that law has passed. It is also voluntary in Mendoza, a province in Argentina. Poland legislated forcible castration in 2009, Maldova and Estonia in 2012.

In 2013 Macedonia passed a law allowing voluntary castration and forcible castration for repeat offenders.


Germany

Germany kicked off project "Kein T├Ąter Werden" in 2005, meaning "don't offend".

The project started in Berlin and provides therapy to adults who feel they might commit sexual offences against children.

The therapy is free, confidential and aims to help potential abusers overcome their problems by addressing how they view sexual preference.

The project - available in 10 German cities - has been criticised for the confidentiality it gives to sexual abusers.


UK

Following in the footsteps of Germany, organisations StopSO and Stop it Now! also offer therapy to potential sexual abusers.

They aim to reduce sexual abuse through counselling and rehabilitation.

And it appears to be working as 13,000 men have reached out for help.

Unlike the German model, these British charities don't allow full patient confidentiality and patients sign up knowing that any abuse they confess to will be reported to authorities.

Chemical castration has been trialed in Belfast and Nottinghamshire, and is offered to prisoners in the UK.


Czech Republic

The Czech Republic is the only European country that still uses surgical castration regularly, where 94 operations have been performed on consenting patients since 1999.

In 2009, Europe's Anti-Torture Committee criticized the Czech Republic for still using surgical castration on sex offenders calling it a "degrading treatment."

Well, good grief, we wouldn't want pedophiles to feel degraded. We should be building up their self-esteem, apparently.

The procedure remains available to convicted sexual offenders.


In General

Recognized treatment for paedophilia intended to suppress urges includes cognitive therapy and chemical castration. 

A meta-analysis by medical practice the Mayo Clinic found the treatments "do not change the paedophile's basic sexual orientation towards children".

No, of course not, because it is not sexually driven, it is spiritually driven. It has to do with the violation of the sacred - the destruction of innocence. It is evil, not a disease! It is sin in it purest form!