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M essage From Voicing CSA (child sexual abuse) is a powerful initiative, launched by Phillip Lafferty and the late Nigel Thompson, and is dedicated to provide a platform to survivors to ?speak, to be listened to and to find the proper channels to help them in recovery.? The entity?s main object is to support IICSA (Independent Inquiry Into Child Sexual Abuse) and VSCP (Victims and Survivors Consultative Panel) in the UK. One of Voicing CSA?s primary objectives is to provide regional ambassadors and volunteers support in villages, towns or cities to establish an empowered national network that is willing to support survivors of child abuse. Voicing CSA has empowered many to start their own organizations and support networks following in the wake of their meetings around England and Wales and helping to make change to the lives of many. Marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, Voicing CSA?s Phillip Lafferty had this message for Ananke: ?Forced or arranged marriage is similar to child abuse as families start looking for future partners for their offspring from a young age and in some cases their marriage is set from birth. It is similar to selling your child in an exploitative manner ?for the family?. Love isn?t involved and many women live their lives locked into another family and whilst the matriarch in her new family remains alive the mother in law rules the household meaning that the bride is little more than domestic help, a care worker to be exploited. Whilst faith and religion has a place in society it cannot be at the detriment to members of that same community. This is wrong because women deserve equality not as a gift but as a right.?

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Forced or arranged marriage is similar to child abuse as families start looking for future partners for their offspring from a young age and in some cases their marriage is set from birth. It is similar to selling your child in an exploitative manner ?for the family?.

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Violence Against Women Issue  

Ananke presents a special edition marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women - Nov 25th, 2018.

Violence Against Women Issue  

Ananke presents a special edition marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women - Nov 25th, 2018.

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