Worsening situation of Rape and Child abuse around the world

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          I have always been an active campaigner against child abuse, violence and rape and sexual harassment of children, especially young vulnerable girls. So, I was saddened and highly disturbed by the latest UN report that about 120 million girls around the world get raped or sexually abused before they reach the age of 20. This alarming figure represents nearly one in ten girls!
The UN report which gathered data from 190 countries also shows that sexual violence against boys is also becoming widespread although it is lesser compared to that of girls and is more under reported.

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    I won’t like to keep on with the statistics, you can see them in this BBC report about child sexual abuse. I’ve severally written about countries which are known for high levels of rape including the Democratic Republic of Congo referred to as the ‘rape capital of the world’; South Africa, where one girl gets raped every three minutes;  India, where recent cases of violent gang rapes has generated international attention; Pakistan where recent reports expose the shameful activities of paedophiles.
Very worrying also is the increase in the cases of child homicide. Nigeria has the highest cases of child homicides in the world and this is also prevalent in Latin America countries such as Venezuela, Panama, Brazil and Colombia.
A shocking number of children (13,000) were murdered in Nigeria in 2012.     Another grave form of abuse against children is child marriage which is prevalent in many cultures of African and Asian countries.
     It is very sad that anyone can even think of hurting or abusing innocent vulnerable children. It is very despicable and unthinkable. Sexual abuse, rape and other forms of violence against children are the gravest form of human rights abuses. Our responsibility is to protect OUR children and provide a safe environment for them to grow. The world can no longer sit back and watch thousands of children go through so much suffering and pain. Governments of countries where child abuse is prevalent must take strong steps to protect these children. I am so emotional as I write this post and I really hope I’m making sense. Its just never right to take advantage of children. In most of these cases of abuse; family members, guardians, care takers, teachers and even law enforcement officers are involved. Just imagine the high rate of child murders in Nigeria! It is so sad and I just hope and pray for a world where we would let our children be children and give them the care and protection they deserve.

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19 thoughts on “Worsening situation of Rape and Child abuse around the world

    Jueseppi B. said:
    September 6, 2014 at 4:07 am

    Reblogged this on MrMilitantNegro™.

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    Dr. Rex said:
    September 6, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    You are making very clear sense …. I’m speechless! The children are our future …. They are pure, trusting, innocent, naive. They are LIGHT! Heinous & despicable barely begin to cover it. Humanity is lost. No moral compass …. There will come a time to pay but not soon enough!!!

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      lotenna responded:
      September 6, 2014 at 4:25 pm

      I’m glad you agree with me, Horty. It is inexplicably heart wrenching to see these kind of atrocities against children being committed. It is very real, I see it. It is almost a daily occurrence here in Nigeria. More painful is the fact that the government does almost nothing to help

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        Dr. Rex said:
        September 6, 2014 at 4:27 pm

        In total agreement. You are in Nigeria? You are even closer to this reality!!

        Thanks for bringing it out to the forefront. The world needs to know!!! Hugs … peace!!
        The government there is corrupt, right? No difference from here …. USA! 😦

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        lotenna responded:
        September 6, 2014 at 4:40 pm

        Yeah, I’m Nigerian. And yes, the Government is hopelessly corrupt!
        Thanks for your constant support, Horty. its good to know that good people like who still care exist.

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        Dr. Rex said:
        September 6, 2014 at 4:42 pm

        I do care, Lotenna .. wish I could do more!! I’m older … retired and the best I can do is here, in my home office, with the keyboard, PC and this blog … I share and share away.

        The world needs to know, the people need to know …. this is power here. I will continue as long as I can … Peace & love!! ❤ …..

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        lotenna responded:
        September 6, 2014 at 8:34 pm

        Yes Horty, I know you do. I check your blog everyday, you and Jueseppi and you’re doing a terrific job. Thanks so much for all the support, its really good to know that people like you who Truly care still exist.

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        Dr. Rex said:
        September 6, 2014 at 8:40 pm

        Lotenna, your words are warning my heart. I wonder if you think about the readers that will read your posts. By that I mean …. is anyone out there? Is it making any difference? Not with a need for recognition but a need to provide information, comfort, solace … to be able to help in any way. Am I explaining myself well?
        Jueseppi is a great friend. We talk occasionally. I admire him as I admire you. TY … from the heart!

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        lotenna responded:
        September 6, 2014 at 8:45 pm

        Thank you, Horty. I always think of the readers… I always wonder just as you do if we’re making any positive difference. Sometimes, I feel its not worth it but awesome people like you keep me strong and motivated. We’re only trying to do the much we can and thats a good thing. Thanks again, Horty. With love.

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        Dr. Rex said:
        September 6, 2014 at 8:47 pm

        Then we understand .. we are on the same page, same wavelength. Connected … we are one!!

        Much love. Just sent FB friend request! ❤ ……

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        lotenna responded:
        September 6, 2014 at 8:50 pm

        That’s great! Together, we stand stronger and are more able to make a difference.
        I’ve accepted your friend request dear, thank you!

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        Dr. Rex said:
        September 6, 2014 at 8:51 pm

        Got it!! We are together …. Thank you, new friend!!

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        Dr. Rex said:
        September 6, 2014 at 8:48 pm

        For me, what you do, is ALL worth it! Truly ,,,

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        Dr. Rex said:
        September 6, 2014 at 4:42 pm

        Are you on Facebook, BTW???

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        lotenna responded:
        September 6, 2014 at 8:37 pm

        Yes, I’m on facebook. My profile name is Lotenna Olisa

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        Dr. Rex said:
        September 6, 2014 at 8:41 pm

        I’m looking for you …. hang on!

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        Dr. Rex said:
        September 6, 2014 at 8:42 pm

        Just sent!!!

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    Jackie Saulmon Ramirez said:
    September 7, 2014 at 12:09 am

    I wonder how much child abuse is owed to the terrible economy? That plays into the numbers but I’m not sure about the rape numbers. I would think that is much the same.

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    takingthemaskoff said:
    September 12, 2014 at 1:00 am

    poverty usually creates violence. this is so sad.

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