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A Day in the Life of an Outreach Drug Counsellor

By Linda Stewart

Outreach workers are familiar with the avoidant tactics of the hard to reach groups. Groups that include people with mental health issues, those engaged in illegal activities (substance use and street prostitution) and those experiencing homelessness. 2,117 more words

Reflective Work Journal

The Double Injustice of Buggery Laws

In Barbados, a scout leader is charged with rape of a 12-year-old boy.  Legally speaking, he is charged with buggery* under laws which criminalise anal sex regardless of consent or lack thereof or age of the victim. 928 more words

Caribbean

focusbarbados reblogged this on Focus Barbados | Protect The Children and commented:

Has any legal analysis been done on why the buggery laws are used in cases of male rape of boys and not child sexual abuse laws? Do these laws [against child sexual abuse] not cover abuse of boys? Do they carry lighter sentences? Are the statutory rape laws gendered and exclude boys? Ultimately the buggery laws perform a double injustice. They criminalise sexual relations between adults and support a culture of homophobia and stigma. They also reflect and support an inadequate response to child sexual abuse, leaving many children who are victimised without access to justice and normalising many forms of child sexual abuse.

The Birthday Girl

October, 2014

I pick her up on time. She hops in the car in a low-cut floral shirt and tight jeans, highlighting her becoming a young woman. 845 more words

The Writings

Behind Closed Doors

I know of a little girl who just had her 6th birthday. When she got home from school on her birthday, the day that so many kids wait for in wild anticipation, her mom wasn’t standing there with presents and cake. 662 more words

Kids

Federal government failing to protect children, report says

The federal government’s failure to enforce the nation’s child protection laws is a “national disgrace” that leaves abused children vulnerable to future harm, according to a three-year study by two child advocacy groups. 660 more words

Humanity