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A Registered Australian Charity Bringing Child Sex Exploitation Offenders to Justice in SE Asia & Rescuing Children from Human Trafficking for Prostitution
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This recent article by @yoni.bashan.7 at The Australian highlights the success of federal legislation initiated by Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party in 2017 that saw Australia ban the overseas travel of its registered child sex offenders.
Our founder, Glen Hulley (quoted in this article) played an instrumental role in bringing the issue of Australian child sex offenders travelling to South East Asia to Derryn Hinch in 2015, before he entered politics, and their subsequent meeting led to Hinch pursuing the Australian Government as a newly sworn Senator in 2016 to create the legislative changes to the Passport Act that we now see protecting thousands of children in vulnerable countries from Australian predators each year.
Hulley continues leading our organisation from the front, currently lobbying other Governments around the world to adopt similar measures, including his recent recommendations to the UK Independent Inquiry Into Child Sexual Abuse for legislative changes.
We have gained huge accomplishments and already made such a massive impact for such a young and relatively small non government organisation that is running on a shoestring budget….
Imagine what this organisation could achieve if sufficient funding was provided….
Please consider 🙏🏻 www.projectkarma.org.au

https://amp.theaustralian.com.au/nation/politics/passport-ban-cuts-childsex-tourism-trade/news-story/ceda397188d060fe69d6e33b55aa1de0
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These stories are always sad to see and quite frankly, we are sick to death of seeing them…
More needs to be done and we need your help to do it.
Our initiatives are working in Bali, we are making a difference but we want to do more and we are calling on YOU to help us do that.
You can help us do more to stop these crimes….
Please visit www.projectkarma.org.au/support-us to see how you can help.
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Creating change in the UK…
We are so very proud to be a part of it.
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Today, at Fieldfisher LLP in London, The Truth Project’s UK Independent Inquiry Into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) released its Phase 2 investigation report on “Children Outside the United Kingdom”.

The report calls for “radical measures” to be taken to increase the number of foreign travel restriction orders made against British convicted child sex offenders, to prevent them from traveling to developing countries to sexually abuse children.

We wish to thank @emma.day and Child Redress International for the invitation for our founder, Glen Hulley to present oral evidence under oath to the Inquiry in February, 2019 and we wish to thank the Independent Inquiry Panel for giving due consideration to the evidence he presented.

Whilst we did not get all of what we were hoping the panel would recommend in this report, we did achieve some major gains for child protection.

The report has identified some alarming data….

As of 31 March 2018, only around 0.2 percent of the 58,637 registered sex offenders in England and Wales had their foreign travel restricted.

Only very small numbers of Civil Orders restricting travel are made annually in the UK – in fact, only 11 Sexual Harm Prevention Orders were issued in 2017/2018 with travel restrictions attached and as of March 2019 there were only 6 Sexual Risk Orders in place with such a restriction.

According to Action Pour Les Enfants (APLE), out of 288 offenders who were arrested in Cambodia for child sexual crimes between 2003 to 2013, UK nationals were the fourth most represented nationality of offenders.

Significant numbers of British nationals also request consular assistance after having been arrested for child sex offences; there were 361 such requests between 2013 and 2017.

The Inquiry also heard that the National Crime Agency estimates some 80,000 people in the UK may present a sexual threat to children online, increasingly through live-streaming.

We had hoped that the panel would recommend the UK Government to adopt similar legislation to Australia in effectively banning all overseas travel of UK registered child sex offenders by way of amending current Passport legislation (as Australia did) but unfortunately, the panel has persisted with recommending improvements to the existing system of Civil Orders with Travel Restrictions and the current Disclosure and Barring Service.

The report also states that there is a need for increased awareness among all UK Police agencies of Section 72 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003, which allows residents of England and Wales accused of sexually abusing children abroad to be prosecuted in the UK – We call these powers “extra territorial jurisdiction”.

The report essentially makes 5 recommendations to the UK Government, including stricter measures aimed at restricting the foreign travel of UK child sex offenders, substantially extending the reach of the Disclosure and Barring Service to overseas and the introduction of a national plan of action – these are all major steps.

It has been recommended that the Home Office coordinate the development of this national plan of action addressing child sexual abuse and exploitation overseas by UK nationals and residents of England and Wales, involving input from all lead governmental agencies in the field – we sincerely hope the UK Government adopt this recommendation.

Our founder has been referenced 3 times in this report regarding the expert evidence that he provided to the panel:

• Hulley 13 February 2019 5/5-19; witness statement of Glen Hulley dated 4 December 2018 (INQ003648 para 7); see also Protecting the Future: Improving the Response to Child Sex Offending in Southeast Asia, UNODC, 2014 (CRS000004), p4; Offenders on the Move: Global Study on Sexual Exploitation of Children in Travel and Tourism 2016, ECPAT, 2016 (INQ003707), p49.
• Hulley 13 February 2019 7/18-8/16 ↵
• Hulley 13 February 2019 4 ↵

Congratulations to other field experts, Professor @Warren Binford for Child Redress, @Bharti Patel for ECPAT UK and @Seila Samleang for APLE in providing compelling evidence and data which assisted in this result.

Congratulations also to the legal team representing Child Redress for the Inquiry, @Silvia Nicolaou Garcia (Simpson Millar), @Caoilfhionn Gallagher QC (Doughty St. Chambers), and @Elizabeth Smith (Simpson Millar) and @Keina Yoshida (Doughty St. Chambers).

The Chair of the Inquiry, Professor @Alexis Jay OBE closed off the handing down of the report by saying,

“The sexual abuse of children overseas by UK nationals is an urgent problem which must be addressed.

“Current gaps in our legal system are allowing known offenders to travel abroad to target vulnerable children in less developed countries, and this is simply not acceptable.

“The Panel and I hope this report and its recommendations will lead the authorities to tighten their grip on abusers who seek to exploit some of the most vulnerable children in the world.”

We could not agree more.

The full report can be read here: https://www.iicsa.org.uk/publications/investigation/protection-children-outside-united-kingdom

Download the .pdf here: https://www.iicsa.org.uk/document/children-outside-united-kingdom-investigation-report-9-january-202

#childredress #accesstojustice #childrights #projectkarma #endchildexploitation
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It’s not too late to give meaning to your Christmas cards!

Every $5 donated to the Child Saftey Schools program will support 1 child receiving education against child sex abuse and exploitation in 2020.

Replace your Christmas Cards – Donate and learn more about the 2020 Sentinel Model Child Saftey Schools Program here: https://www.mycause.com.au/page/217683/2020-child-saftey-in-school-educate-a-vulnerable-child-this-year-for-the-cost-of-a-christmas-card
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We would like to wish a very
🎄🎅🏻🎁Merry Christmas🎁🎅🏻🎄
to those celebrating this holiday season and a
🥂🍾🎉Happy New Year🎉🍾🥂
to all our partners, volunteers, donors, supporters and followers around the world.

Thank you for your support this year 🙏🏻

We hope you stay safe over the holiday break and that 2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣0️⃣ is an amazing year for everyone.

It’s been a massive year for our organisation, so here is a quick round up of the highlights from all that we have achieved this year thanks to your support;

• Completed recovery phase programs continued from 2018 post earthquake in KLU region, North Lombok.

• Completed recovery phase programs continued from 2018 post earthquake in Palu, Sulawesi.

• Expert oral evidence presented to the United Kingdom’s Independent Inquiry Into Child Sexual Abuse hearings regarding UK registered child sex offenders committing offences in South East Asia and insights and recommendations to the panel regarding the law created in Australia that bans the overseas travel of Australian registered child sex offenders.

• Our first attempt at an annual national fundraising campaign in Australia #amberday with thanks to mycause.com.au

• Representation as the only non government agency invited to the UNODC – United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Asia Pacific Child Sexual Exploitation Forum in Queensland, Australia, consisting of delegates from the following law enforcement agencies: INTERPOL, Australian Federal Police, Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation, US Department of Homeland Security, International Center for Missing & Exploited Children, สำนักงานตำรวจแห่งชาติ Royal Thai Police, Indian Police Service,អគ្គស្នងការដ្ឋាននគរបាលជាតិ- General Commiserate of National Police, Myanmar Police, Vietnam Police, Polis Diraja Malaysia ( Royal Malaysia Police ), TMC Polda Metro Jaya, Ditreskrimsus Polda Bali and Philippine National Police.

• Inducted into the Facebook Safety Trusted Partner Program with direct access to the APAC Safety and Trust Team.

• Panel Representation at the APAC Facebook Safety Summit in Bangkok, Thailand.

• Presentation to professors and surgeons at the World Congress of Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology 2019 in Melbourne.

• Round table forum in Bali with all key Indonesian national and provincial government departments charged with child protection and selected non government organisations to discuss improvements to the system of aftercare and rehabilitation of child sexual abuse victims in Bali.

• Full deployment of Project Karma’s Sentinel Model in Bali, with our community awareness and information sessions in full swing and full roll out of our Child Safety Education Programs, teaching hundreds of local Balinese children in public schools of the Karangasem Regency, the information needed to empower them and their teachers to protect themselves and each other from sexual crimes.

• An unprecedented spike in reports to local police of child sexual assault crimes in Bali. This may seem like a bad thing on the surface, but the frequency of these crimes has not changed. What has changed is the community’s trust in its police to come forward and report these crimes. This is a direct result of our community awareness programs, our school safety programs and the good work done by local partners in bringing this issue to the community’s attention.

• Completion of our first joint Polda Bali and Yayasan Project Karma Indonesia – YPKI specialist training conference delivered by international police trainer, Mr. @neale.fursdon

• Discussions with Regent Ibu I Gusti Ayu Mas Sumatri,S.Sos.MAP-Bupati Karangasem regarding a Memorandum of Understanding for the future expansion of our operations in the Karangasem Regency.

• Hosting Indonesian Idol TV host and movie star VJ Daniel Mananta to hundreds of students in Amlapura, Karangasem, Bali to raise awareness in the community and discuss the dangers of child sexual exploitation.

All more comprehensive list of all activities undertaken this year will be part of our annual report due for release early next year.