In the Media

Sexual abuse of children is widespread ? let's confront the difficult truth | Julie Bindel

PUBLISHED June 13, 2012

Sue Berelowitz, deputy children's commissioner, has highlighted something that many of us have known for a very long time. That child sexual abuse and exploitation takes place everywhere, by a significant number of adults (mainly, the research tells us, men) and that there are a number of methods used. Survivors, feminist campaigners, child rights advocates and legislators ? not to mention the church and other institutions ? are well aware that child sexual abuse is an everyday event and not something that only happens to certain children in certain places.

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