Sunday, 25 June 2017

Underage Marriage

The Melbourne imam who officiated at a marriage of a 14 year old girl and a man 20 years older than her has not gone to to jail. He was released on a two year recognisance release order. The maximum penalty for this crime is 6 months jail time.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Travel bans on child sex offenders

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop will be given powers to stop convicted child sex offenders from travelling overseas. There are approximately 20 000 convicted child sex offenders in Australia and they have been free to travel overseas and offend in poor countries where children are often more easily accessed. This is a check on child sex tourism and is a move that should be applauded.

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Malaysia Child Marriage

I never cease to be amazed at the rationalisations used by men to justify having sex with female children.  Malaysia has passed legislation that criminalises touching and befriending children as a precursor to sexually abusing them.  However, this law does not out law child marriage.

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Nagaland Women

The men in Nagaland in India's far north-east have won the right to operate outside a Supreme Court ruling that 33 percent of seats in elected bodies are kept exclusively for women candidates. This is not because they believe the quota system does not work which might be a discussion in the West but that women's place is in the kitchen and not in public life.